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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.

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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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