September 2019 Caregiver of the Month - Merle Larios
“I Love working as a Caregiver in Right at Home because I feel it's a great place, great company to work for, great management, no conflicts, there’s respect and appreciation with the management and staffing and plenty of work and opportunities for extra shifts with flexible hours and schedule based on my availability." - Merle Larios
“Merle goes above and beyond to help provide care to our clients. She is there when we need her in a pinch and always has a warm smile on her face.” - Lyndsey Franceschi
August 2019 Caregiver of the Month - Rico Abucham
“What I like the most about working for RAH is the fact that the team is awesome, very professional and caring about our hard work. It’s a family run agency that knows how to fit the right client to the right caregiver. We receive lots of incentive, but we also get reprehended when something goes wrong, providing us opportunities to make us improve and continue in doing a good job, in order to makes us a greater professional for the clients and for RAH!” - Rico Abucham
“Rico is compassionate and takes pride in his work. He brings a loving and caring presence to his clients and goes above and beyond for Right at Home.” - Lyndsey Franceschi
July 2019 Caregiver of the Month - Christina Contreras
“I am truly blessed to be a part of a company that not only cares about their clients but also their employees. Thank you Right at home staff for all that you do!” - Christina Contreras
“Christina is very reliable and trustworthy. Her clients would say she is loving, caring and dependable.” - Lyndsey Franceschi
June 2019 Caregiver of the Month - Lavenia Haines
“Find Joy in everything you do. Endurance may be hard at times, choose Love.” - Lavenia Haines
“Lavenia is very hardworking and reliable, Her clients love her.” - Lyndsey Franceschi
May 2019 Caregiver of the Month - Robert Weddington
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Robert Weddington for winning our May 2019 “Caregiver of the Month” award.
“Robert brings an abundance of love and positive energy to everyone he meets. We are so thankful to have him apart of team and caring for our clients. Thank you Robert!” -Lyndsey Franceschi
April 2019 Caregiver of the Month -Mereani Tuqiri
Congratulations to our April 2019 Caregiver of the month, Ms. Tuqiri. You are a natural when it comes to caregiving. You’re sweet, thoughtful, and so caring. We so appreciate having you on our team.
We love our care team and really love to put a spotlight on those who go above and beyond the call of duty.
We are always looking for more shining stars like Ms. Tuqiri. If you believe caregiving could be the career for you, do not hesitate to apply online today. We’re waiting for your application.
March 2019 Caregiver of the Month - Claudia Reyes
Let us all clap our hands and jump and down in celebration of our March 2019 Caregiver of the month, Claudia Reyes. We know she is something special and we aren’t the only ones saying so. Take a peak at what one of her clients is saying.
“We so appreciate Claudia’s professionalism, experience and wisdom she brings to work every day. Her sense of humor is a big plus but, above all, we appreciate her caring and compassion. She deserves the recognition.” - Dave (Davis CA Client)
Congratulations Ms. Claudia. We are thrilled to have you as part of our team and especially as part of our family at Right at Home Sacramento-Davis.
February 2019 Caregiver of the Month - Karen Barnes
Congratulations to our February 2019 Caregiver of the month, Karen Barnes.
Our team interviewed Karen about her life as a caregiver. Here is what she had to say and exactly why we think so highly of her.
RAH Team: Karen, what do you love most about caregiving?
Karen: “The satisfaction of knowing the client you are taking care of and are responsible for likes you and you enjoy being with them also.”
RAH Staff: Karen, what quote resignates with you about caring for others?
Karen: “Always treat others the way you would want to be treated; with respect.”
RAH Staff: Karen, what’s your favorite memory with a client?
Karen: “When Miss Nancy and I start making funny faces and funny sounds and she starts to laugh.”
What our team is saying our Karen:
"Karen has been with us several years now and has always adapted to her clients and surroundings making her someone I can always trust to provide excellent care no matter who I put her with. It is obvious right when you meet Karen that she is passionate about her clients and loves what she does for others."
- Lyndsey Franceschi
Karen’s Best Caregiver tip: “Just do it because you love doing it. I love what I do.”
We love our care team and really love to put a spotlight on those who go above and beyond the call of duty. Karen, thank you or all that you do. We are always looking for more shining stars like Karen. If you believe caregiving could be the career for you, do not hesitate to apply online today. We’re waiting for your application.
January 2019 Caregiver of the Month - Amel Gudeuta
Please join us in celebrating our January 2019 Caregiver of the Month, Amel Gudueta.
"Amel has been so dedicated to her clients. I can always count on her being at her shift, on time, and improving the lives of all of her clients!” -Lyndsey Franceschi
A NOTE FROM AMEL:
When I was growing up, I got to spend a lot of time with my grandma. I saw my mom take care of her and it made me want to care for others. Also, in my culture (Ethiopian Culture) there is a lot of respect for our elders and we feel it is our responsibility to take care of them. I enjoy helping others do what they are unable to do on their own. It makes me happy knowing they are cared for and find peace and relief from my work. It is great working for Right at Home. I get too meet all different kinds of people, and the office staff have been very supportive.
AMEL’S ADVICE TO CAREGIVERS:
Be patient and try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes as well. Sometimes we are the only person that person will get to interact with during their day so do your best to give them a pleasant experience. Always do the best you can.
Congratulations Amel! You are a real rock star!
For more information about having Amel or one of our other amazing caregivers provide care for you or your loved one, contact us us today for a free consultation:
2018 Caregiver of the Year - Neelam Ralh
“Neelam Ralh was definitely called to be a caregiver. It takes hard work, strong character, and a true passion for caring for others to do what I have seen her do. She has been a dedicated employee with us for almost 8 years now. She truly loves what she does and it shows. We are proud to call her a part of our Right at Home Family and our Caregiver of the Year for 2018.”-Lyndsey Franceschi (Manager/Director) Right at Home Sacramento-Davis
December 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Melinda Romesburg
“Melinda has been with us for several years now. Even while caregiving for her own husband and father-in-law, she still had unwavering loyalty and dedication to us and our clients. She has the most gentle and kind spirit and we are so happy and thankful to have her as a part of our team.” -Lyndsey Franceschi
“I develop individual relationships with my clients. This allows me to be successful because I get to know who they are as people and what they need me to do to improve their quality of life and bring them joy. It is a privilege to give my service as not everyone has something to give.”
For more information about having Melinda or one of our other amazing caregivers provide care for you or your loved one, contact us today.
You to can join our team. We’re hiring!
November 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Trenna Morningstar
Congratulations to our Caregiver Superhero of the Month for November 2018 Trenna Morningstar!
“Trenna has worked for us for many years off and on and is like family to us! She works hard, provides quality care to all of her clients, and we feel so lucky to have her on our team! “ -Lyndsey Franceschi
“Nothing compares to the feeling in my soul at the end of the day than helping our seniors live their best, most comfortable lives to the fullest and being able to take care of my family by taking care of yours.” -Trenna Morninstar
Trenna's favorite quote:
"I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do." - Jana Stanfield
October 2018 Caregiver of the Month -Elizabeth Abear
When most think of a superhero, they imagine that a person with superhuman powers flying through the sky with a shiny red cape. Those are the great memories we all have from the movies and television shows from our youth. But, as we age, and real life comes into play, we begin to see who the real life superheroes are. It’s less likely that they are walking around wearing capes, and more likely they are walking around wearing scrubs.
They are the many faces of those called to become caregivers. They are the ones providing companionship, and quality care in the homes of those wishing to age safely in place. They might not be the first image that comes to mind when picturing that superhero that arrives to save the day, but they are the real image. They are the true superheroes.
Today we hope you will help us celebrate our October Caregiver Superhero of the Month, Elizabeth Abear.
“Elizabeth is very kind, caring, and dedicated to all of her clients. She rarely calls off and steps up when we need her. We are so lucky to have her on our team! “ -Lyndsey Franceschi
“Compassion for clients is the first step to a good performance. I just care for my clients as if there are my own.” Elizabeth Abear
Congratulations Elizabeth! Thank you for all you do!
When you find yourself in need of a Caregiving Superhero or are ready to become one yourself, contact us!
September 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Neelam Ralh
Congratulations to our September 2018 Caregiver of the month Neelam Ralh. Go Neelam! Neelam is one of our veteran caregivers and has helped so many clients over the years. She has been an asset to our company and a great member of our team.
“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish yourself, it’s what you do for others.
After taking care of my grandmother and having her pass, I realized I had the compassion to serve other elders, and it has been my passion helping seniors age in place ever since. “
- Neelam Ralh
August 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Vanessa Rodriguez
Congratulations Vanessa Rodriguez on being the Right at Home Sacramento-Davis Super Hero Caregiver of the Month for August.
"Vanessa has really stepped up to help care for our clients. We truly appreciate all she does along the positivity she brings all the time." -Lyndsey Franceschi
“Have patience. You're gonna have good days. You're going to have bad days. Just remember the good days are always going to outweigh the bad days.” - Vanessa
On our team already and want to be in the running to become our next Super Hero Caregiver of the month? Share this with your clients and let them know they can nominate you today.
July 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Beverly Gonzalez
Congratulations Beverley Gonzalez on being the Right at Home Sacramento-Davis Super Hero Caregiver of the Month for July.
"Beverley has been a lifesaver by always being willing to pick up last minute clients if she is able. She is gentle and kind, and I enjoy watching her grow as a caregiver and member of our care team." -Lyndsey Franceschi
“I love helping those in need and it makes me happy when they are happy with the service. If you want to be a caregiver one thing you should know is to have patience and to be able to establish good relationships with your clients so they feel safe and comfortable with you. My best caregiving memory was going to the fair with a couple of elders and it was nice to have them go out and have fun. It’s wonderful working with Right at Home. They provide great training and support so you can become a great caregiver.” - Beverley Gonzalez
On our team already and want to be in the running to become our next Super Hero Caregiver of the month? Share this with your clients and let them know they can nominate you today.
June 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Ron Shaw
As an Eagle Scout at 14 years old, I realized my purpose in life was to serve others. Every job that I've had since 16 -- has been serving others. Whether it was the restaurant business, being a tutor for at-risk teenagers in a college program, being a mentor within a group home setting or advocating for family members with loved one's living with mental health challenges, my passion has always been -- assisting an individual for improvement along their life journey.
With Right at Home, we are a nurturing team that enjoys Life. That was not the case with my 89 year old grandfather. I remember visiting him (this was in the late 70s) in an assisted care facility. There was no interaction, no activities. Everyone was lying in their beds, in wheel chairs - pushed up against the wall or sitting alone in the dining room. In brief, it was as if -- everyone was just waiting to die.
From my years with Right at Home, I have worked in both centers with other caregivers, observed their work at the Carlton, and heard feedback from my clients upon home visits. The ongoing feedback or observations are the fun times, the compliments for helping, or simply -- a smile.
"Right at Home truly extends the life of an older adult. I wish Right at Home would have been available for my grandfather."
In closing, my secret (please do not let this get out) or favorite saying, "How may I assist you -- today?" Said with a smile.
May 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Amber Bratton
"One person caring about another represents life's greatest value." - Amber
"Things change daily when caregiving. Just keep trying different things to engage them and be sure to do something for yourself as well." - Amber
"Amber has been with us for a long time now and has grown so much as a caregiver. She shows great dedication to us and her clients and we appreciate her very much." - Lyndsey Franceschi (Director of Client Relations)
April 2018 Caregiver of the Month -Jackie Kassis
"I started caregiving in 2000. That's when I went to school for my CNA license. I've been a caregiver now for 18 years. I became a caregiver because it is in me to care for people. I always knew I would be one. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment. My favorite memory during my caregiving career would be when I set up a surprise birthday party for one of my clients."
"I think the best part about caregiving is when you make a difference for the client. My favorite thing to do with my clients is going out shopping or maybe doing their nails. When it comes to being a caregiver, I would say to just be honest and try very hard to do your best. Try to understand what the client you are caring for is going through. " - Jackie Kassis
March 2018 Caregiver of the Month -Tasha Keitt
"Since I was a little girl, I always told myself that I would take care of my elders. I have been a caregiver for almost 11 years. I am a good caregiver because I take pride in what I do and I make my clients feel loved and cared for." - Tasha Keitt
Quote: “Take pride in what you do, because at the end of the day, it will pay off” -Tasha Keitt
“She never calls off, she is always on time and professional. Our client’s love her and she works really hard to make sure her clients are well taken care of” - Kayla Hudler Staffing Coordinator
February 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Luana Gauna
“Luana is always at her shifts, she never calls off, she steps in when needed, and her client’s and their families always say what excellent care she provides to them. What client’s have to say is always huge when making this decision.” -Kayla Hudler Staffing Coordinator
Her tip: "My tip of being a caregiver is making sure you are ready to start the day being happy and ready to work, and always making sure your care is 100%!"
"I’ve been a caregiver for 5 years. I got into caregiving through my family and friends. My favorite memory as a caregiver is always when I know I helped my client with their needs and seeing them happy after. I enjoy being able to provide for their needs and be a companion to talk to. My favorite thing to do as a caregiver is to be able to help make sure they get what they need. Just being able to talk, and being happy to see them when you walk in so they know you’re happy to see them too. I am a caregiver because I can help and be part of making sure their needs are met, and that makes me feel good. Keeping a smile on their face and letting them know that I’m happy to help always."
"I would recommend caregiving to anyone because you can really help people and see their needs met. It’s so rewarding and fulfilling. I love being a caregiver because I care about people, especially when they aren’t able to do certain things. I can step up and for them and their family. Being a caregiver is a big role, we provide care and support to them when they are feeling down and can’t do for themselves. And that’s why I am who I am today and why I am a caregiver."
“Caregiving is all about being able to care for your clients, and making sure they’re taken care of first” -Luana Gauna
January 2018 Caregiver of the Month - Bess Jett-Key
“Bess works hard and is always at her shifts. She helps out when we are in a pinch and you can tell she really loves what she does, and it pays off” -Kayla Hudler Staffing Coordinator
Her tip: "Work hard and always do your best."
"The best part of caregiving for me is the satisfaction of knowing my clients are well taken care of and enjoy my presence. I would recommend caregiving as a career to other people. It is very rewarding and satisfying at the end of the day. It isn’t something to be taken lightly though, you have to really work hard and take a lot of pride in what you do. A piece of advice I always give to other caregivers is to always treat your client with dignity and respect, the same way you want to be treated. A good caregiver has a good heart, has good intentions, and loves what they do and who they do it for." - Bess Jett Key
Caregiver of the Year 2017 - Latoya Selmon
“Latoya works hard and is always there for her clients. She’s a great asset for our team” -Kayla Hudler Staffing Coordinator
Her tip: “Wear your heart on your sleeve, be kind, and always treat your client’s with respect”