Gregory Caregiver

Gregory

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “It was an extra challenging Saturday afternoon, having an urgent request for a service to start as soon as possible, from an overwhelmed family of a client, who at that time seemed like they really needed help! Out of the long list of caregivers I reached out to, considering the time and how late it was, only Gregory was able to take the task and said yes in a heartbeat! After coming out from a 12-hour shift, he drove 48 minutes to go to this client. Sadly, when he got there, the client had to be hospitalized and we weren’t informed soon enough. Despite that, he remained calm, cool, and not even a slight tone of disappointment or tiredness could be heard from his voice–even though that would mean another 48 minutes of his time to drive back! His calmness and coolness were inspiring and contagious. It made me realize that, while this task may have taken all the energy I had and may have not turned out the way we hoped it would, it was definitely worth all the effort of trying to help! Thank you, Greg.”
– RVNAhealth StayWELL Staff

Cristhin Caregiver

Cristhin

Hometown: Waterbury, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Cristhin is one of the most caring people. She has taken excellent care of our mother and continues to give excellent care to our dad. She has gone above and beyond our expectations, and has really been there for our entire family, not just their clients these past few months. It is not just the physical care, but she will sit, talk, and listen to our parents’ stories and really make them feel loved and cared for. [She and our team of caregivers] have become part of our family. God has blessed us with three outstanding care givers!” – Keith and Jaime E., Ridgefield, CT

Iggy Caregiver

Iggy

Hometown: Newark, NJ

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Iggy has been a terrific help for my wife and we appreciate her!” – George M., Ridgefield, CT

“Iggy has been selfless these past few months, even postponing a vacation in the best interest of her client. She is dedicated, hardworking and patient at all times.” – RVNAhealth StayWELL Staff

Liz Caregiver

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Liz

Hometown: Waterbury, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Liz came to us in February as a temporary substitute for a great caregiver who traveled to South Africa “temporarily” to get married and planned to return. Coronavirus had other plans, and Liz has been a wonder. She is of course an impeccable caregiver so far as her fastidiousness about cleanliness, health, and safety. […] [S]he has bent over backward to make things easier for our whole family. After she arrives, takes her own temperature, and puts on her mask and gloves, if the weather is good, she makes sure [my husband] eats the breakfast she prepares him out on the porch. She brings in the mail and the paper and reminds us to don gloves before we handle it. When we get groceries, she insists on washing each package and piece of produce to make sure it’s COVID-clear. The areas where the two of them spend their time stay clean and neat. And on and on…” – Martha, Ridgefield, CT

Lama Caregiver

Lama

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Lama has been working directly with my mother for several years now. While my mom has had a steady stream of different caregivers over the years, Lama has been the one dedicated, calm, and loyal presence in her life. She took the time to get to know and understand my mother, which ultimately led to a mutual respect between them. She provides the best care in a way that makes my mother still feel in control of her life, even as her disease continues to slowly take away her independence. I know that she only wants what’s best for my mom and my sister and I truly appreciate all that she does.” – Renee B., Redding, CT

Neo Caregiver

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Neo

Hometown: Wallingford, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “She is God-sent. Compassionate, caring, and efficient. The epitome of what a caregiver should be. If only she could be cloned!” – Lisa C., Ridgefield, CT

Saira Caregiver

Saira

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Saira is everything one would want to have in a caregiver. Conscientious, trustworthy, thorough, compassionate, caring and much more.” – Marie B., Ridgefield, CT

Beverly, Cristhin, Tiffany, Caregiving Team

Beverly, Cristhin and Tiffany

Hometowns: Norwalk, CT (Beverly, Tiffany); Waterbury, CT (Cristhin)

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Tiffany, Beverly and Cristhin are the most caring people. They have taken excellent care of our mother and continues to give excellent care to our dad. They have gone above and beyond our expectations, and have really been there for our entire family, not just our parents, these past few months. It is not just the physical care, but they will sit, talk, and listen to our parents’ stories and really make them feel loved and cared for. They have become part of our family. God has blessed us with three outstanding caregivers!”
Keith and Jaime E., Ridgefield, CT