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Caregiver of the Month
Karen George, LPN
Karen George, LPN
Karen George, LPN is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for February 2015. Recently, I had the chance to get coffee with Karen and learn more about why she became a LPN. As Karen was doing mission work overseas, she was asked to work in a hospital and received on-the-job training. Once returning to the US, Karen decided she loved taking care of others so much that she wanted to pursue her degree in Practical Nursing. Since working with Karen, she has made every effort to staff what I ask of her. Karen has been a very reliable employee that I do not hesitate to call on. She is very versatile and willing to apply herself in a variety of settings. Karen is a great communicator and gets back to me right away. Karen recently stayed behind to clean a client’s house after the client and their parent needed to go to the emergency room. Karen could tell the parent was stressed and needed some house cleaning help. This is a great example of Karen’s character. I appreciate Karen and believe she is a great member of our Nurse Care team.
Tim Hannah, CNA
Tim Hannah, CNA
Tim Hannah, CNA is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for March 2015. Tim has been part of the Nurse Care family since September of 2013. He works tirelessly Monday through Friday with his ongoing client. Recently, after a fall and a trip to the hospital, it was necessary to increase his client’s hours of care. Without hesitation, Tim stepped-up, not only volunteering to work extra hours, but also helping to coordinate with the client’s other regular caregiver to ensure consistency and continuity of care. Tim is empathetic, friendly and has an unparalleled work ethic. We are honored to have him as a member of the Nurse Care family.
At Nurse Care of North Carolina, we believe it is important to recognize our caregivers for their compassion, dedication and diligence. This month, we are shining the spotlight on Tikumusu Agborbesong!
Tikumusu, known affectionately as “Tiku” by friends and family, has been a CNA with Nurse Care since February of 2015. Prior to joining our team, Tiku attended
The University of Yaonde II in his native country of Cameroon. After earning a degree in English Private Law, Tiku’s varied skill set subsequently led to a career as a journalist and dual-business owner. He immigrated to the United States in 2012.
Of his work ethic, client Peter Tillers describes Tiku as a “remarkable caregiver.” He continues: “[Tiku] is meticulous. He takes great care to understand — and anticipate — the needs and preferences of the people in his care. He is also a man of many talents…In sum, he is outstanding.”
We could not be happier to have Tiku at Nurse Care of North Carolina. With his wealth of knowledge, professionalism and creativity, Tiku is a tremendous asset to our team!
At Nurse Care of North Carolina, we believe it is important to recognize our caregivers for their compassion, dedication and diligence. This month, we are shining the spotlight on Penny Clark!
Originally hailing from Dover, Delaware, Penny has been providing personal care services since 2009 and joined Nurse Care in October 2014. Penny has dedicated herself to helping others — the tragic loss family member inspired her to obtain her CNA and focus time on providing a support system for those in need. She is particularly excited about working with seniors and feels compelled to “give back the love and respect they have given to others.” Time and time again, Penny has consistently taken the initiative to treat her client as family and be proactive with care needs.
In her spare time, Penny is an avid Duke Blue Devils fan. She is also eager to further her education in healthcare. Her qualities are a great example of what Nurse Care seeks from its caregivers and we are excited to have her as a member of our team for years to come!
At Nurse Care of North Carolina, we believe it is important to recognize our caregivers for their remarkable compassion, dedication and diligence towards the respected individuals for whom they provide care. This month, our thanks goes to Janelle Chambliss!
Born and raised in Durham, Janelle has been a CNA since Spring 2014. She graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and is pursuing an associate’s degree in Nursing at Durham Tech starting in August. Janelle has a true passion for home care as it “makes her feel great knowing that she has contributed to helping someone get healthier and/or rehabilitate.”
Janelle’s dedication has not gone unnoticed. Her client’s family is very appreciative of the impact she has had on their lives – “Janelle comes to work each morning with a smile on her face, energetic, and full of kindness.” Well done Janelle! We look forward to having you as a valued member of Nurse Care of North Carolina for years to come!
Nurse Care is grateful that Casey Curry decided during his final year of college at Appalachian State University to change fields. Realizing that working with computers would not bring the satisfaction he required, Casey enrolled in a CNA program and started in a new direction. That decision led Casey to Nurse Care of North Carolina in February of 2015 when he became a live-in caregiver. Casey quickly became the primary caregiverfor his client and he enjoys providing the one-on-one, personalized attention that is possible in home care. Dr. H., one of Casey’s clients, describes him as ‘a wonderful guy and a great nurse assistant who will do anything for you.’
Casey’s future plans include nursing school and eventually becoming a Nurse Practitioner. For now his down time is spent following Mountaineer football and preparing to buy his first home in Clayton, where he will be closer to work, friends and educational opportunities.
Within the foundation of all successful organizations there can be found several qualities that ensure, if not guarantee, its longevity; Dependability, a willingness to adapt, unquestioned dedication, and compassion. Each of these qualities, along with many others, have been used to describe our September Caregiver of the Month. Pamela
Moore was born in the Bronx, New York. Her career in the healthcare began 22 years ago. Her passion for helping those in need began following an automobile accident that paralyzed her brother. Pamela used her family’s lack of knowledge of healthcare policy and procedures, as motivation to pursue her calling as a provider of quality care for all of those in need.
Pamela Moore is a mother of five and grandmother to four grandchildren, who she proudly admits to spending the majority of her free time and money with. Her mini-chihuahua ‘Rocky’ is another of Pamela’s joys. When Pamela, is not providing excellent care to Nurse Care clients, she can often be found reading books by James Patterson or watching two of her favorite sports teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Mets. If she could pass along only one gem to the world she would advise everyone to: “Be respectful of other people and their time, and be mindful of your elders.”
The Nurse Care family is only as great as each of its members and Pamela Moore is a true testament to greatness of Nurse Care and our dedication to the service of the community. This recognition may only shine the spotlight on her deeds for the moment, but her constant commitment to the service of others allows her to shine at all times.
It is no surprise that Alyce Capasso has been chosen caregiver of the month. Her light has really shone bright since becoming part of the Nurse Care Family. Alyce has a sweet caring spirit that resonates with her clients as well as others. She has proven to be a Super Star Caregiver and is dependable. Not only is she dependable but she makes every effort to help out whenever needed and on many occasions have gotten us out of a crunch.
Alyce was born in Norfolk, Va and later moved to North Carolina where she spent most of her childhood. Alyce says that she have always known she was a caregiver and peacemaker even as a chi Id. She and her husband Ralph was charged with the awesome task of caring for Alyce’s mom for the last four years of her life. She took pride in caring for her mom and the entire experience of visiting hospitals, doctor offices and nursing homes gave her a brand new lease on life. Alyce is inspired by all people who live honest lives and do their best to help others as she is a true testament to this as well. Alyce worked with Square D Company for ten years and volunteered with Paralyzed Veterans of America for seven years. The Square D Company awarded Community Service Awards and the overall Alliance Awards each year. Alyce won one of the ten Awards offered. She is now the proud recipient of a beautiful “People Who Made a Difference” Award.
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A Certified Nursing Assistant I and II for 23 years, our choice for November Caregiver of the Month is the hardworking, versatile, and lively lady — Loretta Lloyd. Loretta has held tenure with Nurse Care for 1 year. She loyally serves us in both home care and facilities. Lindsey Paschal, General Manager of Wake County, recalls, “After obtaining a staffing contract with Wake Med hospital, the first person I called to place on this assignment was Loretta Lloyd. I knew she would be a wonderful representative of Nurse Care, and an experienced caregiverthe hospital would enjoy having on their team. She did not disappoint. Loretta continues to be a mainstay at Wake Med.” Loretta has many talents; her ability to care for our dementia patients and work with the mental health population is most notable.
Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Loretta has lived in North Carolina since 1980. She has raised seven children, 3 boys and 4 girls. Nurse Care of North Carolina is so very appreciative of Loretta Lloyd and her good work.
Nurse Care’s Heart and Soul since 2001
Khadija Ali is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for December 2015. Originally from Detroit, Khadija joined Nurse Care in January 2001. That was barely a year after the company was founded. These past fourteen years, Khadija has provided countless hours of wonderful care to numerous Nurse Care clients.
One distinguishing moment came during a snowstorm in the Winter of 2013. Khadija accepted a ride from Nurse Care to get a client’s house, and without even being asked, she packed a bag in case she had to stay through the night. Khadija’s vibrant smile, soothing voice, and remarkable reliability are examples for all of us in the Nurse Care Family.
Khadija is the proud mother of seven and is moving out of state with her children at the end of the year. We wish her the best and she knows that she will always be a part of the Nurse Care of North Carolina Family.
Jasmine Brown has been a CNA I since October 2013 and a CNA II since May 2015. She is originally from Tarboro, North Carolina and has lived in the Triangle for approximately eight years. She has one child, Zion. Her favorite holiday is any day she is able to spend with her entire family. One of her favorite hobbies in her spare time is reading. Her favorite books include ‘But God Changes Everything’ by Herbert Cooper and ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ by Tony Evans. Her dream is to get her support group ‘Angels of Zion’ started and running within the next year. It is to provide compassion and a safe place to help fathers and mothers dealing with the loss of child.
She has worked for Nurse Care of North Carolina since June 2015 at Learning Services, Hock at Hospice, and Carolina Meadows. She loves being the “go to” person for the residents for which she provides cares. She loves forming meaningful and genuine relationships with residents especially when she is in place of their family. She loves the knowledge, wisdom, life lessons, and stories her residents share with her.
Jasmine is incredible with the residents and has made such an inspirational impact at Carolina Meadows. She puts into perspective the power of one individual changing so many lives for the better.
It is rare to know your calling as a child, but Suzanne Martinez was one of the lucky ones. From a young age, Suzanne knew that not only did she want to help people but that she had a special passion for the elderly. In the small, close-knit community of Mebane, NC, Suzanne loved assisting the elders in her church, whether that was helping to carry items or being a listening ear. It was due to that caring nature that her grandfather affectionately named her “Little Nurse.”
After her early years in a small town, Suzanne moved to Raleigh, NC. She spent a few years working in the theater where she was quickly promoted to an assistant manager. Soon, the long hours and nights away from her family began to make her reconsider getting back to her passion for being the “Little Nurse.” Suzanne decided to go back to school to pursue her true love of working with geriatrics and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. Suzanne has now been a CNA for 6 years and knows that she has truly found where she will continue until she retires.
Suzanne and her husband reside in Mebane, NC with their 4 boys ranging in ages from 5-17 years old. They love playing games, putt-putt, or just hanging around the house watching television. Suzanne says, every day is a blessing to wake up, spend time with her family and do what she loves.
Cassey Bailey has been a valuable member of the Nurse Care team since November 2011. She makes it clear that her goal is to always go above and beyond expectations, and that is very much her reputation here at Nurse Care.
It was at the tender age of 15 that Cassey earned her first certification in healthcare and became a CNA. Since then, she has gone on to become an LPN and is now set to graduate with her degree in Nursing from NC Central in May 2016. No matter the degree she has held, Cassey has been known for delivering outstanding care.
Cassey first got into home care because of the flexibility it allowed her. With twins at home, balancing work and family was incredibly important to her. Home care gave her flexibility she needed, and satisfied her need for a career with a purpose. She gets to help people in their own homes, and she treasures so many memories made over the years with her clients.
Because of her professionalism, sunny outlook, and always going the extra mile, we are so proud to name Cassey as our March Caregiver of the Month!
Bea became a caregiver at age 18 when her mother had a massive stroke. Bea was her caregiver for 30 years! Her passion comes easy because she treats each of her clients as if they were her mother.
Bea has been married for 40 years and has 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, and 10 grandchildren. If she is not working, you will find her on the pier fishing at one of her favorite places, Top Sail Island, NC.
Belinda Hooker is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for May 2016. Originally from the Chapel Hill area, Belinda became a caregiver after graduating high school and has been in the field for over 30 years. Belinda recently was awarded the 2016 SHARP Outstanding Direct Care Worker Longevity Award. She is dedicated to her clients – she has memories of times she had car problems and getting to her clients’ homes by 10 speed bicycle or by walking the length of the Haw River Bridge. During the power outage of Hurricane Fran, Belinda remembers cooking her clients’ meals on the outdoor grill.
Belinda’s relationship with her current client is representative of many she has had over the years. Before Belinda began working with her client, he was reluctant to eat healthy meals and participate in grooming. After Belinda brought her vibrant smile, upbeat personality and remarkable reliability to the scene, the client, who Belinda refers to as ‘her Buddy’ is more engaged and enjoying life.
Belinda comes from a long line of caregivers: her grandmother cared for seniors in their homes and her mother was a nurse. Clearly, the nurturing gene is in her family! We celebrate with Belinda as she sets a wonderful example for the Nurse Care Family.
Marianna Sousa joined the Nurse Care family in December 2015. She is originally from Northern California and became a CNA in 2015 as a way to live out her mission to serve Jesus and others. Marianna’s passion for care giving is evident in her high degree of professionalism and dedication to her clients. She has independently completed dementia education courses to increase her ability to serve our many clients with dementia related illnesses. Marianna is a client favorite and we receive many requests for her to return. In her down time she enjoys listening to music and is a Duke fan – go Blue!
Angel Harris is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for July 2016. Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Angel joined Nurse Care in March 2016. Although she hasn’t been with Nurse Care very long she has made a huge impact on the lives of not only our facility partners but our home care clients as well! These past few months, Angel has provided countless hours of wonderful care to numerous Nurse Care clients.
Angel’s hard work and dedication has been noticed by multiple Care Coordinators and Office Staff members. There is always a smile to greet you with when you call to offer her a shift and she almost always will say “yes I will do it”! Angel’s vibrant smile, cheerful voice, and remarkable reliability are examples for all of us in the Nurse Care Family.
Angel is the proud mother of one son and 3 doggie fur-babies. We are overjoyed and ecstatic to have such a wonderful, positive, and sweet spirit who has decided to join the Nurse Care of North Carolina Family for what we hope is a very long time to come!
Nurse Care is proud to recognize Jostina Gillaspie as our August 2016 Caregiver of the Month. Jostina is originally from Kenya and has 4 children. She worked 20+ years as a librarian, but always had a passion and respect for caring for the elderly. Jostina helped care for her grandmother when she was a young girl. When she decided to move to Arizona in June 2006, she quickly started her goal of becoming a CNA.
Jostina met her second husband, Chris, in Arizona and they married in May 2007. A few years later they made the move to North Carolina where she joined Nurse Care in February 2009. Jostina also achieved her goal of becoming a US Citizen in 2013. Throughout her years with Nurse Care, Jostina has become a frequently requested caregiver from clients and their families. Most recently she was with a client for 3 years. They became immediate friends and confidants. Our client used to say that her days would be dull and dismal without Jostina’s presence.
Jostina was with her client until her passing and the family has continued, a month later, to send their love and praise her way. Jostina was a part of their family. And We are proud to have Jostina as part of our Nurse Care family.
Kadiatou Diallo is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for September 2016. Kadi is from Guinea, West Africa and has been a resident of Raleigh since January 2010.
Kadi loves spending time with her family. She has 2 sons and a daughter and is a proud grandmother of 2 and a half–one is due very soon! When speaking to Kadi about her family, her eyes light up! She is a wonderful grandmother and takes her grandchildren everywhere she goes.
Kadi has been with NCNC for 13 years and has even recruited her family on board! She has been caring for our clients with her full heart from the moment she started working with Nurse Care. She extends a helping hand to anyone in need and desires to have long term commitments to the client’s she serves. Kadi has had numerous compliments one of which the client stated, “Kadi is a Godsend and is a credit to NCNC. We could not do this without her.” Kadi is the definition of what Nurse Care stands for and we are grateful to have her on our team!
A ‘One on One’ Caregiver
Barbara Kazhila is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for October 2016. Originally from Zambia, Barbara joined Nurse Care in December 2015. Barbara has a 10-year history working as a CNA in facilities. She loved the medical field but was missing the opportunity to provide one on one care to her patients. Barbara has certainly had the chance to do that at Nurse Care. She has been a favorite of many clients, providing countless hours of wonderful care to numerous Nurse Care clients.
Barbara is known as a caregiver to turn to in an emergency. When a regular client is having a rough time and extra care is required, Barbara can be counted on to respond by reporting to work early or staying late. She also gets inspiration from her clients: ‘I learned so much about being respectful and having patience with other people from Mr. D. Barbara’s smile, kindness, and remarkable reliability are examples for all of us at Nurse Care. Barbara is married and a student at Wake Tech, planning to earn an RN degree. Nurse Care thanks you for all you do!
Rosemary Seve is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for November 2016. Originally from Kenya, Rosemary’s first career was in banking. After emigrating to the US, she found her life’s calling as a caregiver. Rosemary joined Nurse Care in June 2013 after being referred by her great friend who was also a Nurse Care CNA. Rosemary has provided countless hours of wonderful care to numerous Nurse Care clients.
Rosemary’s caregiving philosophy is summed up in her statement: “I like helping people who cannot help themselves…when I help, I feel like a winner.’ Rosemary’s calm spirit, capable attitude and remarkable reliability are examples for all of us in the Nurse Care family.
Rosemary is the proud mother of four children who live in Kenya and she has a close and supportive church family in Durham. We count her as an important part of the Nurse Care family as well!
“Always there when we need him”
Lamin Saidywan is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for December 2016. Originally from Gambia West Africa, Lamin moved to Durham about 11 years ago, and joined Nurse Care in 2005 as a brand-new CNA. Lamin decided to be caregiver because he wanted to be able to make a difference in the lives of others.
Lamin states that having a good relationship with his clients is the key to his success and it must be working. He has been with his current client for 8 years. Lamin understands that when his clients trust him they will be more inclined to let him take care of them.
Lamin is married and has one son and he is a treasured member of the Nurse Care Family. He works a lot of overnight shifts so we don’t see him a lot but we always know we can depend on him, he always does what he is supposed to do, and his clients never want to let him go once they have had the privilege of his service.
Stacie Savage is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for January 2017. Chapel Hill is home to Stacie, where she lives with her 9-year old daughter. Stacie was working in the hospitality field when she was inspired by the hospice nurses caring for her grandmother. She changed courses and is now completing an associate’s degree with a goal to earn her Bachelor’s in Nursing.
Stacie is new to Nurse Care and new to the medical field, but she has made a huge impact in a short amount of time. After becoming a CNA with Nurse Care in September 2016, she quickly became a favorite with her clients. The Care Coordinators know Stacie as a caregiver who is always willing to help. Marshaunda recently gave a shout out to Stacie for her hard work caring for her client. ‘Stacie has really proven herself by staying committed to providing excellent care. I am so proud of her I and I appreciate tenacity and hard work!
Stacie enjoys challenging herself and learning from each assignment she accepts. Her clients teach her to become a better caregiver as she learns about their lives and perspectives. Stacie’s skill, humor and perseverance are examples for all of us at Nurse Care.
Inspired and Inspirational
Kathy Jones is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for February 2017. Originally from Staten Island, New York, Kathy joined Nurse Care in April, 2016. Kathy had a long journey to the medical field. After graduating from Meredith College, she had careers in health and nutrition and in teaching adults. Her lifelong dream, however, was to become a nurse; Kathy has worked with NCNC as a CNA while earning her LPN. She graduated in December 2016.
Kathy attributes her nursing dream to a childhood injury which left her battling health problems for over a year. She was inspired by a wonderful nurse who made a difference in her recovery. During her time at Nurse Care clients have been supportive of her career dreams. Kathy mentioned one special client who was very supportive and came to be like a friend. They spent many hours discussing and recommending books to one another.
Kathy’s reliability and the quality of her care are well known among the Nurse Care staff. She is a client favorite. We appreciate her and are happy that she is part of the Nurse Care family.
Committed to Compassion
Priscilla Brooks, CNA II came into the Nurse Care family in November of 2016 and brought with her an exceptional level of care and professionalism which enabled her to assume the role of Personal Care Supervisor at Heritage Woods IL facility in Winston Salem. She brings with her a multitude of experience in Nursing as she has maintained her Certified Nursing Assistant I registration for over 3 years and in addition she earned her Certified Nursing Assistant II registration in 2014! Priscilla has been an integral part of Nurse Care’s growth at Heritage Woods and has been able to juggle many different roles while providing quality care for her clients. We couldn’t have done it without you Priscilla! Thank you!!!
Abdoulaye Diallo is Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month for April 2017. Abdoulaye has worked with Nurse Care since 2014. Abdoulaye was born in West Africa and lived in France before his journey brought him to the Raleigh/Durham area five years ago. He was inspired to become a CNA by his desire to help others and make their lives easier. Abdoulaye is a client favorite and receives many compliments from those he works with in home care and facilities. His reliability, the quality of his care and his warm personality are well known among the Nurse Care staff.
When not working, Abdoulaye enjoys being active on the soccer field.
We appreciate Abdoulaye and are proud that he is part of the Nurse Care family.
What is your role at NCNC?
How long have you been with NCNC?
What inspired you to go into this field?
A desire to help others
What do you enjoy outside of work?
Nights out with my friends and spending time with my bo
Eve McGhee, CNA, joined the Nurse Care family in October of 2016 and brought a high level of care and compassion to her position. Eve has worked in facilities and home care and has quickly become a favorite of her regular clients, receiving many compliments about her extraordinary care. Eve is entering her second year at the Wake Tech Community College nursing program and is also the mother of three. Her reliability, the quality of her care and her warm personality are what make her Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month.
Reputation for Reliability
Deborah Green, CNA, joined the Nurse Care family in May of 2016 and brought a high level of skill and compassion to her position. Deborah is very experienced – she first became a Certified Nurse Assistant in 1987. She has a reputation for reliability and always being willing to assist both her clients and Nurse Care. She is a favorite of both home care and facility clients – frequently being requested by name. Deborah is mother to two ‘awesome’ young adult children. Her dependability, the quality of her care and her warm personality are what makes Deborah Green Nurse Care’s Caregiver of the Month.
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