We want to shine a special light on one of our caregivers this month who has consistently gone above and beyond and shown us how much she cares for her clients. Samantha is a sweet and genuine soul who has inspired us into rhyme with her giving spirit. And speaking of Samantha’s giving nature, check out these thoughtful gifts she brought for everyone in the office.
We are bursting with joy and holiday cheer
to announce our last Caregiver of the Month this year!
Samantha is everything a caregiver should be.
With ready hands and open heart, her compassion is key.
Samantha exemplifies all the important qualities of our team,
Like us, her clients hold her in the highest esteem.
And while we could brag about Samantha all day,
In her own beautiful words, here’s what she has to say!
1. What inspired you to become a caregiver?
After I experienced a setback in nursing school, I had trouble finding the motivation to continue in my healthcare career. I decided to get a job at Assisting Hands as a CNA to take care of clients while I found the drive for healthcare again. Being a caregiver has not only given me the motivation back, but it gave me a new appreciation for caring for the elderly and taking care of others.
2. What advice would you give new caregivers at Assisting Hands?
I would tell new caregivers at Assisting Hands that the three most important things to remember are patience, dignity, and respect. These qualities will guide you in caring for any client and allow you to more easily gain their trust and respect. I would also let them know that the management at Assisting Hands is very understanding and you do not need to be afraid to voice your concerns if you have any.
3. Why do you like to work for your home care clients with Assisting Hands?
I love to work with my clients at Assisting Hands because they are so kind. Since the pandemic, their visitations with their families have been extremely limited so they are open to conversations. I always look forward to going back to a client’s house so we can continue our projects and conversations. Every client I have worked with have been a pleasure to work with and a unique experience every time, they make the job feel enjoyable.
4. What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I like to crochet stuffed animals, watch movies, and tend to my houseplants.
2021 Update: Samantha’s Client Testimonial
Samantha Gomez is my father’s aide. I wanted to send this note to let you know how much my Dad and our family appreciates the joy that Samantha brings to our Dad’s day. He speaks a lot of her and enjoys the time they spend together and laughs that they share.
On my Dad’s 91st birthday, Samantha surprised him with a cake, hat, and birthday celebration. It made his day! He could not stop talking about it and was so appreciative and pleasantly surprised by the celebration. They took photos and sent it to all of us and it was so nice to see how happy he was in the photos.
She was also so essential to his wellbeing especially during the time when our family couldn’t go inside his apartment after he first moved in. She helped him with unpacking and getting the apartment all sorted out and organized.
Thank you to Samantha for all she does for our Dad. She truly cares and makes such a difference in his day and gives us peace of mind that he is in good hands when she is there.
Request Samantha as a Caregiver
If you would like to have Samantha as a caregiver, please give us a call at (847) 462-4402. If you are a new client, we will be happy to set up a free, in-home consultation regarding our home care services. We proudly serve the Arlington Heights and Winnetka areas.