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Meet Joan, our Caregiver of the Month for June 2020!

Where are you from?

I was born in St. Kitts

What was your first job?

Babysitting

How long have you been a caregiver?

Over 10 years

How did you get into senior care?

I like to help others, my first experience as a caregiver was helping my friend care for her mother

What kind of care services do you provide?

Hospice care, meal prep, assist with toilet and showering, walk with client

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

When I can put a smile on the client's face

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

When a client tells me that they appreciate me

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to relax by going to the gym, listening to gospel music, doing art work like knitting, and spending time with my grand children

Right at home westchester ny caregiver of the month for June 2020 - Joan P.
Rashida, Staffing Coordinator: “Joan is a compassionate and loving caregiver. She is currently on a difficult case and her client has difficulty connecting with people. Due to Joan's personality they have a great connection with each other. All Joan’s previous clients speak highly of her and love having her around. If the task seems impossible, she always find some way to assist.

Congratulations, Joan P!


Meet Imani, our Caregiver of the Month for May 2020!

Where are you from?

New Rochelle, NY

What was your first job?

I worked at Macy's

How long have you been a caregiver?

Over 6 years

How did you get into senior care?

I took care of my grandmother while she battled cancer

What kind of care services do you provide?

Dementia care, hospice, personal care, meal prep, companion care

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

One of my previous clients wrote me a letter or recommendation into the nursing program at onr of the schools I applied to.

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

Hearing my clients say I am the best aide they've had so far.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to read or go for walks

Right at Home Westchester, NY Caregiver of the month june 2020 Imani wooten
Melissa Cirillo, Director of Operations: “Imani is on a challenging case yet she is always there for her client and has gained the trust of her so much that she will only allow Imani to shower her. Imani goes above and beyond for her client and makes the best of every shift. Always is willing to help our scheduler out when she is in a last min jam call out. ”

Congratulations, Imani!


Meet Vencilyn, our Caregiver of the Month for February 2020!

Where are you from?

I was born in Jamaica, but have been a long time resident here in the USA.

What was your first job?

Caregiver

How long have you been a caregiver?

Over 15 years

How did you get into senior care?

By taking care of my dad

What kind of care services do you provide?

Homemaking, meal preparation, personal care, dementia care, hospice care, and more

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

My client is happy when I get to work to help give them a shower, seeing how happy they are to see that I am there to help is rewarding

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

To see my client happy when I get to work

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to go shopping

Caregiver of the Month Vencilyn
Rashida Lewis, Staffing Coordinator: “Vencilyn is a kind and compassionate caregiver. Her clients and their families speak highly of her and love having her around. Vencilyn is a caregiver that will go the extra mile for her clients. Vencilyn is currently on a difficult case and her client has difficulty connecting with people. Due to Vencilyn's personality, they have a great connection with each other and the client is very happy.”

Congratulations, Vencilyn!


Meet Gifty, our Caregiver of the Month for January 2020!

Where are you from?

I was born in Ghana, but have been a long time resident of New York.

What was your first job?

Home Health Aide

What are three interesting things from your background that are important to you?

I am from the Ashanti Tribe

A favorite food from my background is FuFu

Adowa, a traditional dance from my background

How long have you been a caregiver?

15 years

How did you get into senior care?

I love to provide care for the elderly

What kind of care services do you provide?

Meal preparation, light housekeeping, assist with hygiene care

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

When the clients tell me that they appreciate me for my kindness and calm personality

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

To feel appreciated

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to go to the park with my children and take them out to dinner.

Caregiver of the month Gifty
Melissa Cirillo, Director of Operations: “Gifty is the type of caregiver that you can put on a client and not have to worry about. She is a very seasoned and experienced caregiver. The Client was resistant to care prior to meeting Gifty, now she looks forward everyday to seeing Gifty and allowing her to assist her.”

Congratulations, Gifty!


Meet Fernando, our Caregiver of the Month for November 2019!

Where are you from?

I was born in Spain.

What was your first job?

Customer Care

How long have you been working as a caregiver?

7 years

How did you get into senior care?

Because I provide care for elderly people

What kind of care services do you provide?

Companion care, homemaking services, dementia care

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

I had a client that he didn't want to walk four years ago and I began to do exercises with him. Six months later he was back to walk without help.

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

Make my patients comfortable, safe and happy.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to read books and go to the gym.

fernanado
Melissa Cirillo, Director of Operations: “Fernando is a great asset to our company. He establishes a connection with every family that he works for and is very passionate about what he does. Fernando treats his clients like his own family. He truly makes a difference!”

Congratulations, Fernando!


mary

Meet Mary, our Caregiver of the Month for October 2019!

Where are you from?

I was born in White Plains, NY, raised in Mamaroneck and a longtime resident of New Rochelle.

What was your first job?

A factory worker

How long have you been working as a caregiver?

10 years

How did you get into senior care?

Taking care of a relative

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

Taking my experience to help someone in need feel as good as they possibly can considering what they are going throug, how much they are appreciated and thankful for my help.

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

When someone has gotten through their day.

What do you do in your spare time?

Relax, enjoy grandkids and husband

Melissa Cirillo, Director of Operations: “Mary is a kind, comforting and loves to reassure her clients. She makes a huge difference in the all client’s life. she goes above and beyond for her clients without thinking twice. We are happy she is a part of our Right at Home team and she continues to make us proud with the quality work she has done for her clients.”

Congratulations, Mary!


galina

Meet Galina, our Caregiver of the Month for September 2019!

Where are you from?

Russia

What was your first job?

In Russia I was assistant to producer in Georgian Film Study. In New York, I worked in Mercy College and College of New Rochelle.

How did you get into senior care?

By nature I love to help! After semi-retirement, I have been offered a companion position to a very sweet lady. This experience gave me a start to a new career.

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

To know that I was selected for employee of the month.

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

The opportunity to positively make an impact on someone's life. Genuinely show kindness.

What do you do in your spare time?

Travel

Melissa Cirillo, Director of Operations: "Galina has been with RAH for few years now and has made the world of a difference with her client who suffers with severe Alzheimers. Client now has begun eating and has gained weight. Galina has made such an improvement with this clients social well-being, she now shows expression and says a few words and smiles. It's caregivers like Galina who make a difference in clients' lives."

Congratulations, Galina!


heather

Meet Heather, our Caregiver of the Month for July 2019!

Where are you from?

Jamaica

What was your first job?

Hairdresser

How did you get into senior care?

Did a HHA class.

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

To know that I was selected for employee of the month.

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

To make clients happy.

What do you do in your spare time?

Watch TV and listen to music

Rashida Lewis, Staffing Coordinator: “Heather has been working with Right at Home for a few years. Heather’s compassionate and warm demeanor makes our clients not only feel comfortable, but also secure in her care. Heather is a good communicator and doesn’t hesitate to be proactive when needed.”

Congratulations, Heather!


adesimi

Meet Adesimi, our Caregiver of the Month for June 2019!

What was your first job?

1st grade teacher

How long have you been working as a caregiver?

3 years

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

I remember the first time I worked with a resident when I finished my shift and said goodbye, both husband and wife said you are a very good woman please come back to us.

How do you handle caregiver stress?

Keep smiling and ask God for continued patience.

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

When people appreciate what you do.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to cook, read and travel.

Melissa Cirillo, Quality Assurance Director: "Adesimi is a compassionate caring caregiver who has been able to get a client who was completely resistant to having anyone in her home to now not wanting to leave Adesimi side while she is with this client. The family is so happy with her and is glad of the connection she has created."

Congratulations, Adesimi!


evelyn

Meet Evelyn, our Caregiver of the Month for April 2019!

How long have you been working as a caregiver?

4 years

How do you handle caregiver stress?

Try to humble myself and make them be comfortable

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

Able to let patient be happy and comfortable

What do you do in your spare time?

Watch the TV and listen to gospel service on the TV

Rashida Lewis, Staffing Coordinator: "Evelyn is a kind and compassionate caregiver. All her clients speak highly of her and love having her around. Evelyn is a caregiver that will go the extra mile for her clients. Even if the task seems impossible, she always find some way to assist. Evelyn is currently on a difficult case and her client has difficulty connecting with people. Due to Evelyn's personality they have a great connection with each other and the client is very happy."

Congratulations, Evelyn! Thank you!


nicole caregiver of the month

Meet Nicole, our Caregiver of the Month for March 2019!

How long have you been working as a caregiver?

4 years

How did you get into senior care?

By training for CNA (Certified Nursing Aide)

What is the most memorable/rewarding experience in your caregiving career?

Been with my client... always been spoken about graciously

What gives you the greatest satisfaction at work?

Handle matters in a professional way.

What do you do in your spare time?

Read books

Mary Colucci, Managing Director: “Nichole is always adaptable to any client’s care needs. Her compassionate and warm demeanor make our clients not only feel comfortable, but also secure in her care. Nichole is a good communicator, and doesn’t hesitate to be proactive when needed.”

Congratulations, Nicole! Thank you for all you do!



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