Shakira Rosario

StayingWELL Caregiver Above & Beyond Awards - Shakira


Hometown: Danbury, CT

“Shakira is a wonderful caregiver. She acts with empathy and compassion. She is dependable and when she is with my mom she continues to make sure she is okay. Shakira is also highly motivational, she knows the right words and phrasing to help get my mom moving. She has been amazing addition to my mom’s care team.” – -Brian C., New Fairfield CT





Lelo Mhlongo

StayingWELL Caregiver Above & Beyond Awards Lelo


Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

“Lelo is very professional, respectful, extremely caring and helpful. Wanting to make things easier for both Harvey and me, she will ask everyday if there is anything more she can do for us. I know that Harvey is well cared for, comfortable and has everything he needs/wants when she is in our home. It is my opinion that Lelo goes above and beyond caring for Harvey and making things easier for me.” – Star, Wilton CT





Minisa Sabirova

above and beyond caregivers


Hometown: Torrington, CT

“Minisa has made such a difference with my mom. She really connects with her and has been wonderful with helping take care of her dog!” – son of Ridgefield, CT client





Mary Novicky

above and beyond caregivers


Hometown: Bethel, CT

“Mary is a very hardworking and caring aide. She has so much knowledge and she continually goes above and beyond to help improve her patient’s quality of life with the wealth of knowledge that she has. She Is very efficient with her time management and gets everything done during the time scheduled. I definitely would recommend Mary and her caring ways. RVNAhealth is fortunate to have a very experienced individual.” – M.P. – Brookfield, CT





Bukky Iyinolakan

RVNAhealth non-medical caregiver


Hometown: Waterbury, CT

“Bukky is perfect! My Dad loves having her here. She is so gentle and skilled with his shower. Knows his every move and need. She keeps everything so clean. Honestly she is perfect. I know at this point my Dads’ needs aren’t many but I’m hoping she will stay with us as he progresses with age and illness. I only pray she is as happy as we are.” – Cheryl, Southbury





Gizelle Castillo


Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

“For her compassionate care of our Mom. Gizelle was such a delight to have in our home. She quickly learned our routine and instinctively supported us without being asked. She has a great skill in understanding how the patient and family feels, and anticipating and meeting their needs. As a young woman starting her career in healthcare, we believe she has tremendous aptitude and much to offer in eldercare. You mentioned RVNAhealth offers service awards to their employees who go above and beyond the call of duty…we wholeheartedly believe Gizelle is deserving of that recognition.” – Amanda T., Ridgefield





Charity Mphela

non-medical caregiver


Hometown: Waterbury, CT

“Charity has truly become a beloved member of our family. Her warmth, energy, and genuine love and caring for my parents is coupled with immense competence, professionalism, and insight about what is important. By any measure, she is a jewel with a sparkling personality and an infectious smile.” – Andy G., Danbury





Nikki Inneh

non-medical caregiver


Hometown: Franklinville, NJ

“Nikki has been a wonderful support for her client. He has improved so much, physically and mentally, due to her exceptional care and positive spirit.” – Jessica, RVNAhealth Supervisor





Lena Boakye


Hometown: Ridgefield, CT

“The past few months have necessitated a lot of doctors appointments for my mom. Not only has Lena been completely on top of all the practical stuff – managing a rapidly changing calendar, getting Mom to and from appointments, conveying necessary info to me when I’ve been unable to make an appointment in person or by phone – but she’s also been mom‘s greatest advocate. She makes sure mom understands what’s being said in appointments and doesn’t feel that the doctors are talking over her head. Lena is always respectful and gracious throughout, but she is sure to center mom in all of these health care discussions and situations where others often “talk past” mom. She ensures my mom has a sense of control and maintains her sense of dignity, always. And this is priceless to my family.” – Vivienne L., Ridgefield





Hilary Stubbs


Hometown: Ridgefield, CT

“Hilary has been the best thing that has happened since we received [my husband’s] diagnosis. She has been amazing, and helps [him] participate in numerous activities throughout the day so that I can go out without worry.” – Spouse, Ridgefield