Caregivers of the Month
See our 2020 Caregivers of the Month
Caregiver of the month - Iola W.
We are so glad that Iola joined Home Helpers last year after caregiving for over 20 years. We are thrilled to choose Iola as our Caregiver of the Month!
Her mission is to "make the clients smile." Iola shared that she sleeps better at night knowing that she helped the clients be happy. Laughter is contagious and the best medicine and that is what she tries to do each day with her clients.
Iola said, "I'm not ready to sit in a rocking chair". Outside of work, she likes to keep moving and do missionary and volunteering work for church.
Thank you Iola and congratulations.
Caregiver of the Month - Cheryl J.
Congratulations to Cheryl who is our Caregiver of the Month! Cheryl loves to help the elderly and others who need some assistance. She likes to spend time doing what they like to do whether that is watching their favorite movie with them or reading to them. Her clients definitely like when she brings them treats!
Cheryl says a good attitude and a smile are necessary for doing the job well. She recommends one not bring their personal issues to the client's house. She said, "Clients do not want your grouchy faces!"
Cheryl commented that she likes to stay home when she is not working so the stay at home order is not bad for her. She enjoys watching scary movies and eating popcorn. Her other favorite activity is online shopping!
Join us in thanking Cheryl and congratulating her on this award.
Caregiver of the Month - Priscilla W.
Congratulations to Priscilla who is our Caregiver of the Month. The day we called to tell her the news, it was her birthday so we congratulated her on that too! She was hoping to celebrate with some German Chocolate Cake which is one of her favorites.
Priscilla LOVES to help people. She says it is her passion to care for seniors and all caregivers should have that calling to help people. She really wants to assist clients so they can remain in their homes.
We thank Priscilla for caring so much about our clients.
Caregiver of the Month – Julia G.
Congratulations to Julia who was selected as our Caregiver of the Month. Julie has been with us for about 2 years and says she "likes everything about working for Home Helpers." She really appreciates the training that is provided and loves to learn more about how to better care for our clients. She thinks the staff are "great motivators."
Julia finds "great reward seeing the client's smile." She shared that she sometimes puts a smiley face on the client's napkin or on their pancakes. It always makes them smile. Her goal is to 'help them feel relaxed and comfortable."
Julia loves the company of being with the client as much as they enjoy having her as company.
Julia has been working at a high school for the past 21 years (currently as a custodian) so her free time is limited. She does enjoy going to the gym as working out energizes her. She loves listening to music, especially salsa and merengue since they make her move.
Thank you Julia - you make us smile!
Caregiver of the Month – Mary B.
"I like to make the client's day a bit brighter"
Mary said it "felt great" to be awarded the Caregiver of the Month award. Mary has been a caregiver for over 15 years, although she only joined Home Helpers a little over a year ago. We are thrilled to have her on our staff. Mary said, "I really like the one-on-one interaction with clients. My goal is to make them happy and to help them remain independent in their homes."
Mary said it is "very important to keep the clients safe". We agree! Older people tend to lose their mobility as they age. She makes sure they are stable and safe as they go from point A to point B.
In her spare time, Mary loves to play with dogs. She also is a big fan of Stephen King - both his books and movies.
Congratulations to Mary.
Caregiver of the Month - Victoria A.
"I try my best and try to be sincere and respectful"
This is exactly why Victoria was selected as Caregiver of the Month. We are thankful for our caregivers who personally want to take care of our clients.
Victoria says she works smart. She is careful especially about lifting clients and uses the tools and training Home Helpers provides. Another tip is for caregivers to remind themselves that it is not their fault that clients are in the poor health situation and not to take what they may say personally.
In her downtime, even at client's homes, she likes to crochet and do puzzles. This is a good way to engage with the clients without hovering. She has even gifted some lap blankets she has crocheted to clients and to nursing homes.
Congratulations to Victoria.