June 21, 2022

Recognizing Honor’s dedicated and thoughtful Care Pros

Collage of Honor’s Care Professionals

This month, we’re overwhelmed by the commitment and enthusiasm these Outstanding Care Professionals exhibit when caring for their Clients and engaging with their team members. We’re grateful for their kind hearts and attention to detail. Thank you for sharing your skills and passion with us.

As usual, it was hard to single out just one Outstanding Care Pro from each market. To do this, Client Managers and Care Pro Relationship Managers 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 16 Care Pros who are ultimately chosen also stand out for living the Honor Values:

  1. Care Starts with Connection
  2. Great Solutions Demand Empathy
  3. When You Grow, We Grow
  4. Our Differences Propel Us

We’re grateful to work for and alongside these wonderful people.

Arizona Outstanding Care Pros

Phoenix This Care Pro wishes to remain anonymous. When a Client is nearing the end of their life, you need a Care Pro who is compassionate, proactive, and takes initiative. This Care Pro represents all three of these characteristics. Recently, she provided care to a Client during their final days. She was warm and attentive, and provided the best quality of care to this Client. She treated her Client with dignity which helped bring peace and comfort to the Client during their end-of-life journey. We are honored to have her as a member of our team — Gina M. & Sonya M. Care Pro Relationship Manager

Tuscon Maritza Encinas. Maritza is a great example of Honor’s Value, “Care Starts with Connection.” In every home she visits, the Clients and their families are always impressed with her experience and the way she cares. She consistently receives glowing feedback from her Clients’ families and is almost always “favorited” immediately after a shift. Any time we have a Client who is hesitant about receiving in-home care, we know we can send Maritza to show them how beneficial our services are. She works to build trust with her Clients and she takes the time to understand where they are mentally and physically. She’s always making sure her Clients are happy and well taken care of. Maritza, thank you so much for providing such a positive experience every day. We couldn’t do this without you! — Vanessa L, Client Manager

California Outstanding Care Pros

Los Angeles Montoya Johnson. Montoya has been an outstanding Care Pro since joining Honor nearly two years ago. She is willing to help when she can and Clients always enjoy her visits. Montoya takes great pride in her work and is consistently punctual. She takes her time to learn her Clients’ needs and to build a relationship with them. We are so lucky to have Montoya on our team! — Terri K., Client Manager & Raymie, Market Associate

Monterey Bay Peachy Robles. We are excited to recognize Peachy for her dedication and outstanding performance. Peachy is a great asset to our team. She has worked with her ongoing Client for many years. Anytime someone needs time off, Peachy is willing to step in to cover their shift. Not only does Peachy provide excellent care to her Clients, she is always very professional and kind to the Honor Care Team. It’s always a pleasure working with her. Keep up the good work, Peachy! We appreciate you. — Resa, Client Manager

Orange County Laura Velazquez. Our team is thrilled to recognize Laura as an outstanding Care Pro. Laura has been with Honor for a year, and in that year, she has made a huge impact on several Clients. Laura is flexible and always willing to help when she can. Clients consistently compliment her on her level of care and attention to detail. Recently, she has been caring for a Client with complex needs. Instead of backing down from the challenge, she has been there for her Client to make sure they’re getting the care they need and is comfortable. — Carrie D., Care Pro Relationship Manager

Sacramento Rachel Singleton Rachel is an outstanding Care Professional and a true asset to our team. She’s been with Honor for more than four years, and she continues to build strong and long-lasting relationships with her Clients. She consistently leaves a lasting impression on the people she cares for. We’re so fortunate to have Rachel in our market and appreciate all of her hard work! — Christal B., Care Pro Relationship Manager

San Diego This Care Pro wishes to remain anonymous. This Care Pro goes above and beyond in many ways. Most recently, with a Client who was living in a skilled nursing facility. She played a huge role in getting this Client back home safely. She’s very dedicated to her Clients and promptly communicates any concerns she has with the team. She’s always willing to jump in and help when she’s available. We love her so much and are so grateful to have her on the team! — Amelia, Care Pro Relationship Manager

San Francisco - East Bay Amarpreet Kaur. Amarpreet has continued to exemplify Honor’s Values for more than seven years! She leads with her heart and provides a detailed level of care that’s hard to match. She has a long history of positive reviews from Clients and is one of our most reliable Care Pros. She’s compassionate, proactive, dependable, and communicative. We have been so fortunate to have a Care Pro like Amarpreet on our team for all these years. She continues to build strong, long-lasting relationships with our Clients and truly embodies what we strive for in caregiving. Thank you, Amarpreet, for your hard work and dedication to this field. You are truly valued! — Shannon L, Care Pro Relationship Manager

San Francisco - South Bay Anacita “Ana” Andrade. Ana is compassionate, kind, and reliable. She advocates for her Clients and remains professional when dealing with complex situations. Her Clients’ families trust her opinion and always feel confident with the care she provides to their loved ones. Ana is willing to help out when needed and has even trained new Care Pros to ensure the routine and level of care for her Clients remains the same. Ana is able to provide comfort and familiarity to her Clients, and we’re thrilled to recognize her as Outstanding Care Pro for the month of May.
— Kathy K, Care Pro Relationship Manager

Florida Outstanding Care Pro

South Florida Itasienne “Tata” Louisseize. Itasienne or "Tata," as we call her, has always handled everything with kindness and grace. Tata’s current Client recently lost her husband (also a Client of ours) and was very reluctant to have new Care Pros care for her. Tata visited with this Client, and it was a perfect match because of Tata's warm approach. She routinely steps up to help when needed. Tata leads every day with a warmth and kindness for caregiving that deserves recognition. — Theresa, Florida Agency Admin

Illinois Outstanding Care Pro

Chicago Gwendolyn Smith. We are excited to nominate someone who does her job with incredible grace and kindness. When charged with the task of caring for someone who can no longer care for themselves, it truly takes a special kind of person to not only consistently navigate their role with compassion and love but also with efficiency and breadth of knowledge. Gwendolyn Smith continually raises the bar in a professional capacity, as well as on a humanitarian level with each interaction she has. She is a true source of emotional and knowledgeable support for other staff, our Clients, and their loved ones. Gwen is a rockstar, and we routinely receive feedback confirming this, including from a Client’s daughter who shared that Gwen brings laughter to the house and is good for the entire family. The daughter knows that Gwen genuinely cares for her mother and is everything the family ever wanted and hoped for. — Anige C. Care Pro Relationship Manager

Michigan Outstanding Care Pro

Detroit This Care Pro wishes to remain anonymous. This month, we are thrilled to recognize this Care Pro for being a self-starter who is willing to take on complex care needs. Recently, a Client she was caring for needed surgery. This Care Pro helped prepare the Client for the operation and worked diligently to keep the family and the medical professionals up to date. Her dedication to her Clients is clear and it’s obvious how much she cares for them. We know when sending her to a visit, the Clients will be in great hands.
— Doug R., Client Manager

Missouri Outstanding Care Pro

St. Louis This Care Pro wishes to remain anonymous. We’re excited to nominate this Care Pro who has been our saving grace over the last few weeks in particular. She is a hard worker, always willing to help and able to overcome challenging situations. She is always willing to jump in when needed and is eager to assist with new Clients. It’s impossible to ignore the dedication she has for her Clients. We really appreciate everything she does each day to help us provide consistent, quality care. — Doug R., Client Manager

Nebraska Outstanding Care Pro

Omaha Shirley Frazier. Care Pro Shirley Frazier joined Honor nearly six months ago. Since then, she has routinely exemplified Honor's values. Shirley is a great communicator, she makes sure to respond to all of our outreach and is always kind when interacting with the team. She’s a team player, jumping in to help her Clients in times of need. Her performance ratings in the Care Pro app demonstrate her excellence and the value she brings to her Clients. We know with Shirley on the schedule, great care is to come. And that’s why our team has been anxiously awaiting a time to recognize her. Shirley exemplifies our value, “Care Starts with Connection,” every day. We’re so lucky to have her on our team! — Lydia B., Care Pro Relationship Manager

Texas Outstanding Care Pros

Dallas Teresa Hernandez. We’re excited to recognize Teresa as our Outstanding Care Pro for the month of May. Teresa is always willing to step up and help in any type of situation. Every Client she works with expresses how much they adore and appreciate her. She has a great relationship with both the team and the Clients she serves. She’s very deserving of this recognition, and we’re so lucky to have her on our team. — Sheena, Client Manager

San Antonio Nelva Trejo. We’re so pleased to recognize Nelva! She embodies Honor’s value, “Care Starts with Connection.” There are so many wonderful things to say about Nelva. She’s a natural caregiver and a genuinely kind person. Clients she works with, especially after a first shift, immediately requests her moving forward. She routinely goes above and beyond, and she’s always willing to help out when needed. Nelva consistently receives excellent performance ratings. We’re so grateful to have Nelva on our team. Thank you for all you do! — Katy B., Client Manager

Thank You!

We’re grateful for these Care Pros who take pride in their profession and consistently provide the best care to their Clients. We hope you’ll come back next month to learn more about our June Outstanding Care Pros.

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

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