Congratulations to our July Aide of the Month, Mariah Nelson! Mariah received her Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) training through Family & Children’s Service and has been with the agency for 12 years. When asked what inspired Mariah to become a CHHA she explained “I saw the need to help people and when I saw how gratified I felt after caring for my clients, I thought this is what I should do.” Read more “Meet Mariah Nelson, July Aide of the Month”
Congratulations to our April Aide of the Month, Betty Gadson! Betty has been a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) with FCS Home Care Services for seven years. Formerly a trained Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) with a local nursing facility, Betty says she prefers providing care for her clients in the comfort of their own homes.
“I really get attached to my clients,” Betty explains. “I help take care of them, but what they really want is companionship. They enjoy having someone who they can talk to and share their stories.”
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed of becoming a nurse. After graduating high school, I happily enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) program at the College of Mt. St. Vincent in New York, but a family situation interrupted my plans. I moved home, enrolled in Katharine Gibbs Business School and for the next 20 years, worked as a legal secretary and legal assistant. Read more “A Dream to be a Nurse”
Grace Edmond is a Certified Home Health Aide with FCS Home Care Services. She is also an aspiring nurse, hoping one day to work in the field of pediatrics. It’s a goal she set when she was was just 14-years old after facing down a serious health scare.
“The whole thing was hard on me and my parents,” Grace recalls. “Seeing my parents have to go through all of that — a new illness, finding treatment, helping me learn how to manage it and live a life of optimum health. It was challenging.” Read more “It Starts in the Heart”
The following was written by Kia Pratt, a social worker with FCS’s Community Support Services.
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans, many of whom overcame tremendous adversity to positively impact the future of our world. As an African American woman, I am especially interested in raising awareness of the too-often neglected achievements of African American women — women like pioneering social justice reformer Mary Church Terrell.
Congratulations to Jean Delva, January’s Aide of the Month! An eight year veteran of FCS Home Care Services, Jean began his career as a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) after immigrating from his native Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Prior to coming to the U.S., Jean was a government accountant, but without a license to practice in the U.S., he was unable to find work in the field. A friend encouraged Jean to attend an open house at FCS, and after meeting the staff, he decided to give Home Care a try.
Congratulations to Jolanta Waskiel for being named FCS Home Care Aide of the Month for December, 2018! A Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) for seven years, Jolanta received her CHHA training from our registered nurses in 2012 and has been with the agency ever since. She is being recognized for her exemplary service; in particular, caring for a challenging couple with psychosocial issues.
Did you know that there are thousands of non-profit or 501(c)(3) organizations across Monmouth County: from parent-teacher organizations, garden clubs, and fraternal organizations, to hospitals, social service agencies, and local chapters of national organizations. Non-profit staffs and volunteers work tirelessly to fulfill their organizations’ missions by advocating, educating, and raising funds that are essential to creating and sustaining programs and services that help people, save animals, provide food, preserve history, protect the environment, provide information so others can make informed decisions, and so much more. Read more “Giving is Personal. What motivates you to give?”