Once Upon a Breakfast…

Partners and employees at Reynolds + Rowella, LLP, enjoy coffee and conversation at the 2018 RVNAhealth Spring Breakfast
When Tom Reynolds, a founding partner of Reynolds & Rowella, LLP (second from right) joined us at the 2001 RVNAhealth Spring Breakfast, we had no idea that it was the start of a decades-long friendship and partnership between our organizations. But it was.Continue reading

Happily Ever Onward

Pat Larson (center) celebrates being declared free of COVID-19 with her RVNAhealth ComfortWELL nurses Anne Felizardo, LPN, and Christine Palmer, RN, BSN.
Pat is one of the happier stories to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. She was considered to be at high risk for severe illness from the virus, so our hospice services were recommended to care for her. Continue reading

Rousseline

Rousseline

Hometown: Stamford, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Rousseline is a live-in caregiver for one of our dementia clients. At first, the client was reluctant to have a caregiver in her home — even for the fewest number of hours that we provide. However, Rousseline, with her calm approach, got to know her client and is now there 24 hours/7 days per week. Rousseline is always so gentle, patient and caring with everyone she encounters and is always happy to go above and beyond to make others happy. One thing that always comes to mind when thinking about Rousseline is: If Rousseline can’t make it work, no one can!” – Dilcy, RVNAhealth staff

Elta

Elta

Hometown: Norwalk, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Instead of leaving when her shift ended this morning, Elta stayed late to help me with our patient. He can get very agitated and we needed to wash and change him. Considering his current circumstances, Elta knew it would be easier if we washed him together, so she stayed and we did it together. Elta is caring and gentle and always very informative. I am so thankful for the opportunities I have had to work with her.” – Kristy, fellow caregiver

Sandy

Sandy

Hometown: Danbury, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “[My husband] needed a great deal of help when he returned home from the hospital. Now he is getting a little stronger but still needs help in basic things. Thank you RVNAhealth for Sandy. My husband likes her and she is so pleasant and helpful. Sandy has a very nice manner and is also a very caring person.” – Connie, Bethel

Mbuso

Mbuso

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Busco is a gentle and nice young man. He spends the weekends with us and my husband enjoys him as he helps him with tech questions (which I cannot)! Busco offers to do things for me as well and is a very caring person.” – Connie, Bethel

Icilda

Icilda

Hometown: Waterbury, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Icy has happily been with my Mom for 14 months now. She quickly became one with our family. Bringing her wisdom and expertise, Icy rapidly understood my Mom’s personality and adapted to make her comfortable, which is not always easy to do!!! Icy gives the highest level of care to my mother to keep her safe, while at the same time allowing her the maximum amount of independence. Simply said, we admire Icy’s skills, we love her, and we thank her each and everyday.” – Priscilla, Ridgefield, CT

Kristy

A headshot of Kristy, an RVNAhealth Caregiver

Kristy

Hometown: Danbury, CT

Why did you become a caregiver? I became a caregiver because I want to do what I can to ease other people’s pain, and to show them that they are loved and valued no matter what…

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Kristy had been working with a client who was placed on hospice during her time with him. She was working 4 hours a day for 5 days a week for quite a while, until he started to require 24-hour care. Kristy reworked her personal schedule so that she could work extra hours and extra days with her client who was in his last stages of life because the family preferred her to be there. She created an exceptional bond with the client and his wife, that allowed him to be comfortable up until the end.” – RVNAhealth staff, Danielle

Myrlande Caregiver

Myrlande

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

About yourself: I have been a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) since 2011.

Why and when did you choose your profession? Since I was 10 years old, I told my parents I wanted to be a nurse. Growing up, all my teachers always said, “Mimi, you’re going to be a beautiful nurse,” because of the way I behaved and helped people around me. So I traveled to the USA and started working.

I took the CNA class so I can be part of healthcare because I love helping people that can’t help themselves.