Each quarter since 2005, The Senior’s Choice has honored one of our members’ caregivers with our distinguished “Caregiver of the Season” award, recognizing their dedication, passion, compassion, and outstanding achievement. The remarkable individual listed below is the kind of person who will be caring for your loved one when you hire a member of The Senior’s Choice to provide in-home care.
Melzetta Gary has been a Personal Care Provider with Homelife Senior Care since January 2011. She quickly earned her Personal Care Provider Certification as well as her Certified Hospice Aide Provider certification shortly after being hired. Melzetta has continued her education on geriatric care through the Homelife Senior Care trainings that are offered on a monthly basis. She has also helped to train other, less experienced caregivers in how to do personal care correctly, such as incontinence care. She often receives compliments from fellow co-workers, saying that she is wonderful to work with on a caregiving tea
Melzetta has worked with many of HomeLife’s clients. Her clients simply adore her. We have received many compliments from clients and their families. One of her more recent clients, who moved away and had to discontinue his care, told me that he considered Melzetta one of his best friends! He said he could not see how he was going to ever be able to replace her. She provided him with wonderful companion care.
Another of one of Melzetta’s clients lives in an Assisted Living Facility. Melzetta has been working with this client for quite a while and has provided her with hourly and 24-hour care when needed. When she started caring for this client, the client was extremely ill. The family has told us that they feel that the care provided by Melzetta, and the other caregivers on the team, most likely saved their mother’s life. The staff at the facility echoed this sentiment, as well. The family has gone to great lengths to be sure that they can keep Melzetta as their mother’s care provider.
Melzetta is consistent, patient and extremely compassionate. She is a wonderful employee who is prompt about returning calls and reporting all changes and concerns with her clients to the office. We are very blessed to have Melzetta on our staff! Thank you for your dedication and hard work Melzetta!
—Angela and Vinny DiNicola
Homelife Senior Care