January 01, 2022

Cheers to December’s outstanding Care Pros

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Like a lot of people, we are ready for 2022. So ready. But before we dive into the new year, we want to reflect on the tremendous care provided by our Care Pros in 2021. Their compassion and work ethic constantly raises the bar for home care providers everywhere. We’re grateful for the professionalism and compassion these amazing human beings show to their clients and co-workers. Each one of them deserves our attention, our praise, and our respect. December’s Outstanding Care Pros were selected by their Client Managers and Care Pro Relationship Managers. While managers consider nominees, they look at each Care Pro’s record of dependability, consistency, and positive visit reports, as well as stories of Care Pros going above and beyond our already high standards. The December Outstanding Care Pros you’re about to meet stood out this month for their dedication to living the Honor Values:

  • Solve with Empathy
  • Own the Outcome
  • Act with Honor

We’re so lucky to work with these wonderful individuals.

Arizona Outstanding Care Pros

Phoenix Fatima Townsend
More than one client has chosen to continue to receive services with Honor because of Fatima. She is very nurturing to her clients and will treat them as if they're her own family. Fatima is always willing to go above and beyond and is constantly a ray of sunshine. Fatima truly exemplifies the Honor value of Act with Empathy. We’re lucky to have a Care Professional like her. — Sonya M., Care Pro Relationship Manager

Tucson Lucrecia Castillo
Lucrecia is one of our hardest working Care Pros. Not only does she work with some of our clients with the most significant needs, but she does it with finesse and a huge smile on her face. She’s extremely dependable, communicative, and thorough with everything she does. Lucrecia does not hesitate to be there for her clients. I truly appreciate her dedication and wish I had 10 more of her. — Vanessa L., Client Manager

California Outstanding Care Pros

Los Angeles This Care Pro wishes to remain anonymous
This Care Pro has received great feedback from her clients. She is very reliable and always shows up for her visits on time. Consistency is so very important for the client she is currently working with and she has been able to provide this. Her client's family member recently shared that she has seen such a positive change in her mother’s demeanor and well-being since this Care Pro has been working with her. She really appreciates how patient this Care Pro is, how she does brain games and activities with her mother, and how she’s been creative in suggesting additional activities that may be stimulating for her mother. For example, over Halloween, this Care Pro suggested that instead of carving pumpkins, she and the client could paint pumpkins. Once the client started painting, she found a lot of joy in the activity. The family was so happy because they would not have thought of this. This Care Pro has been wonderful to work with and we are proud to send her to work with our clients. We appreciate her very much. — Rachel R., Client Manager

Monterey Bay Kathleen Golden
Kathleen is a devoted Care Pro that is always there for her clients, even during difficult situations. Kathleen has multiple clients that she sees each week. About a month ago, one of her clients was going through a tough time and Kathleen did not want to leave his side. She stayed longer with him than expected and she did it with no hesitation. She is the true definition of what a Care Pro should be and I am grateful to have her on our team. — Resa G., Sr. Client Manager

Orange County Maria Francisco
Maria is such an asset to the Honor team. She cares about her clients and is always willing to help out and train a new care pro to make sure that the clients get the care they need, even when she can’t be there. — Carrie D., Care Pro Relationship Manager

Sacramento Sue Yuan
Sue has been an outstanding Honor Care Pro. She is consistently on time and provides a great experience to all of her clients and their families. Anyone who has the opportunity to have Sue on their schedule always requests to have her permanently on their care team. We’re incredibly grateful for her willingness to step in and help whenever and however she can. — Christal B., Care Pro Relationship Manager

San Diego Cecelia "Cesy" Tamayo
Cesy currently works with a client whose husband was also under her care. Cecy took such great care of her client after her husband passed away. She went out of her way to help her make the arrangements for his funeral services and helped her pick out a necklace as a keepsake/memento of her late husband. Cecy has done this with multiple clients. She puts her heart and soul into her work and it shows daily. As her current client says all the time, "Cesy's an angel." — Brittany C., Sr. Client Manager

San Francisco - East Bay Maria Alarcon
Maria is a dedicated and dependable Care Professional who advocates for the clients she serves. She takes pride in her job, always leads with compassion, and goes out of her way to make sure her clients' needs are taken care of. On top of building lasting connections, Maria is a team player and is always willing to lend support whenever she can while maintaining excellent performance. We’re so fortunate to have her in our market and appreciate all of her hard work. — Shannon L., Care Pro Relationship Manager

San Francisco - South Bay Pedro Songo
Pedro has worked very well with his client. He has learned not only how to navigate the needs of the client, but has also worked with multiple family members to ensure that care and communication is top notch for all. He also has provided such great care to his client, that the client feels a sense of dignity, even with his health declining. Pedro is someone we all can count on. — Jasmyne G, Client Manager

Santa Barbara/Ventura Josephine Gallinovich
Josephine is a highly skilled and dedicated Care Pro. She forms strong and lasting relationships with her clients and consistently receives rave reviews. Josephine is always dedicated to making sure all of her clients receive the care they need, when they need it. She is a favorite of many of our clients and we are so lucky to have her. — Sarah B., Client Manager

Sonoma/Santa Rosa This Care Pro wishes to remain anonymous
This Care Pro is consistent and reliable. He has a dedicated schedule with one of our clients who has more significant needs. This client’s family often requests this Care Pro for additional shifts, and they always rave about him. He is very friendly and a pleasure to text or talk with. We appreciate all he does for our clients and his great sense of teamwork. — Lauren W., Client Manager

Florida Outstanding Care Pro

South Florida Helene Pierre-Paul
Helene has a way of becoming a member of the family of the folks she cares for. She visits regularly with 2 clients who couldn’t be more different. But she provides just the right level of care for each client. Helene works with a 24x7 client who is living with severe dementia and limited mobility. Having Helene as a part of this client’s team has given their family untold peace of mind. Helene's other client is fiercely independent, but also navigating a new way of life after his wife recently moved to a memory care facility. Having Helene with him has helped mitigate the big change he is experiencing at this time in his life. We hope you’ll join South Florida in celebrating Helene. — Steven C., Sr. Client Manager

Michigan Outstanding Care Pro

Detroit Brenda Malone
Brenda is extremely caring and truly passionate about what she does, putting her client and their family first. She has become an important part of her client’s care and is a reliable and trusted member of the team. She is selfless in her actions and always willing to help. Brenda has been a team player and we are thankful for her flexibility and grace during a challenging month. — Kayla G., Care Pro Relationship Manager

Missouri Outstanding Care Pro

St. Louis This Care Pro wishes to remain anonymous
This Care Pro has been with her client for close to a decade. She continually inspires with her dedication to make life a little easier for anyone she comes into contact with. And she never fails to share a kind word when we speak. She makes my job easier simply by being who she is, and truly represents everything Honor stands for. — Eric S., Client Manager

New Mexico Outstanding Care Pro

Albuquerque Donavon Maddox
Donavon is a great Care Pro who clients love and enjoy! He is a pleasure to work with and is dedicated to his clients every day. Donavon "Acts with Honor" by being highly reliable, consistently communicating with the team, and always documenting thorough care notes for families and colleagues. He positively impacts lives around him. We couldn't be more grateful to have this quality Care Pro on our team. Thank you for all you do every day, Donavon. — Terri K., Client Manager

Texas Outstanding Care Pros

Dallas  Darlene Turcios
Darlene routinely receives compliments from her ongoing client. They cannot stop sharing how amazing Darlene is and how thankful they are that she is dedicated to them in the most challenging and special times for their family. Because of her accommodation and care, the family had an amazing holiday. They don’t know what they’d do without her. — Hilary A., Client Manager

San Antonio  Angela Garza
Angela is a Care Pro who can manage it all. She is extremely reliable and maintains long-standing relationships with her clients. And they love her. She is an excellent communicator for her clients and their families. And she works well with all parties involved in her client's care to ensure they are well taken care of. Thank you, Angela, for being such a wonderful team player and for providing such great care for your clients. We appreciate all that you do. — Katy B., Client Manager

Thank You!

We share our sincerest gratitude and admiration for December’s Outstanding Care Pros. And in January, we’re excited to welcome Care Pros from our new markets: Chicago and Omaha. So you can look forward to reading about even more Outstanding Care Pros every month.

If you're interested in a career as an Honor Care Pro, you can learn more here.

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