2019 Caregiver of the Year, Donna J.
It is with great appreciation and excitement that we recognize Donna J. as our 2019 Caregiver of the year! Donna has been with Right at Home since March, 2019 and was our November, 2019 Caregiver of the month. Since Donna joined our team she has epitomized hard work and genuine caring.
Donna came to the U.S about 25 years ago to accompany and support her children in pursuing their dreams of attending college. Before coming to the U.S. Donna positively impacted the lives of many people in her home country of Trinidad. She created a breakfast program for underprivileged children where she provided them breakfast each morning and made sure they were prepared for school. If a child showed up to her program with torn/improper clothing or sneakers, Donna would change that. “I would tell them ‘Tomorrow morning, you’re not going to school in that’ and then I would make sure they got a pair of sneakers or clothing for the next day. And they always remember these things”. Helping others has been Donna’s mission from the beginning, and she continues to successfully do so each day.
Donna pays attention to detail and accommodates each client based on their preferences and needs. “You have to have love and be very patient…If you don’t like what you’re doing then it won’t work” said Donna. Donna has been an incredible team member, she takes on challenging cases without a second thought, and has provided long term and short term care for various clients. “I like things that challenge me” said Donna. She demonstrates great skill and compassion when helping and redirecting clients who are resistant to care.
Since the day Donna started, we have consistently received countless calls from clients, loved ones, and others involved in care to express their praise and appreciation for her. For example:
“I can’t say enough good about Donna. She is a remarkable woman, she is thorough, and knows just what to do”-loved one of former client.
“Donna has a wonderful sense of humor, genuinely cares about the client, and works well with him. She is always so capable and helpful” –loved one of client.
“She is amazing and such a sweetheart”- loved one of former client.
Donna works very hard and enjoys keeping busy. Although limited, her free time is spent with her beloved grandchildren who motivate her to wake up each morning and be the best she can be.
We are proud and thankful to have such a remarkable woman and caregiver who continues to surprise us with her excellence and we are equally pleased to recognize her as our 2019, Caregiver of the Year!