Nadine has been a part of our team for almost two years and we feel so fortunate to work with her! Nadine is creative (as evidenced by her many years as a potter and writer), kind, compassionate, youthful, and lots of fun! Nadine has a natural ability to connect with others, even those with significant cognitive impairment. This natural talent surely helped her find her calling as a clinical psychologist. Nadine treats all of her clients with the utmost respect and dignity. She cares about the details; taking the time to get to know all of her clients and what makes them feel special. She celebrates their accomplishments and mourns their losses.
Nadine has a passion for life and helps her clients see the beauty in their own universes, even when things don’t feel beautiful. She never backs down from a challenge and takes advantage of every learning opportunity that comes her way. Over the past two years, we have all learned so much from Nadine, but first and foremost, we’ve learned how to be more patient, compassionate, and calm!
Nadine sees her work at SHS as a "spiritual journey" and her goal is to make the day of the person she's visiting just a little bit better. The best outcome to her is to make the person smile, even if it takes singing and dancing to do so.
Judy has been with SHS for over 2 years, and in fact was one of the first caregivers that we hired! Judy is a natural caregiver and companion and gives 150% to everyone that she visits. She builds tremendous relationships with all those that she helps - whether it's visiting with someone twice a week to ensure they are safe, stimulated and engaged, or driving someone to a medical appointment - Judy makes a lasting positive impression on our clients and their families - who are extraordinarily grateful to have her in their life. Judy is an advocate for everyone she spends time with - she is thorough, communicative and always warm. Judy is exceptionally flexible and goes out of her way to accommodate the different needs of everyone that she helps and supports. We are lucky to have such a thoughtful and conscientious bright light in our SHS family.
Marge has been working for SHS for a year, but in a small amount of time she has made a big impact on both her clients and her colleagues. Marge is a retired pediatric nurse and has been able to apply a combination of clinical knowledge and compassion to the work that she does with her clients. Her clients refer to her as a "treasure" and "superb" and we agree! Marge is kind and patient in the face of resistance and has the ability to make even the most ambivalent clients receptive to care. Marge has an amazing ability to make people feel like she's an old and dear friend. She is insightful and intuitive; both qualities that make her stand out as an exceptional caregiver. We have learned a lot from Marge and find ourselves seeking her guidance on challenging situations. We feel very fortunate to have Marge on our SHS caregiving team!
Bill has been a caregiver for SHS since our early days and has demonstrated a passion and commitment that is truly extraordinary. As a retired mental health nurse, Bill has a long history in human services. He has a very person-centered approach to working with clients and his regular clients look forward to his visits. Bill is extremely accommodating and is always finding creative ways to keep his clients socially engaged. He is an avid history buff, which many of his clients, especially veterans, appreciate. Bill works hard to brighten the days of those who he works with and he is quite effective in doing so. He has an amazing ability to enter people's world and put people at ease and increase confidence when faced with their limitations. He has a generous spirit and we are so grateful that he is a part of our SHS caregiving team.
Judi has been working with Seniors Helping Seniors since March, and in a short amount of time, she has been able to make a big difference in the lives of her clients. Judi hit the ground running, working with clients who have significant physical and emotional needs, and has treated her clients with the utmost dignity, respect, warmth, and compassion. Judi rises to every challenge that she encounters with grace and is a collaborative team player. Judi's caregiver colleagues have expressed that she is communicative, caring, and a pleasure to work with and we agree. Despite her busy schedule, she always makes herself available and shares valuable insight about issues that arise with her clients. We rely on Judi's wisdom and judgment to inform the care plans that are in place for her clients. We are very grateful to have Judi on our caregiving team.