As a CENA in the Private Duty division, Jennifer is a bit of a “jack of all trades”. She is there to assist her clients with tasks such as bathing, shopping, housekeeping, emotional support, whatever they need. “I like helping my clients stay in their homes, giving them that independence with a little help” she says. She is a believer in the saying – if you don’t use it, you lose it. “I want them to do for themselves as much as possible so they can stay primarily independent.”
Helping must be in the genes…Jennifer’s aunt was a patient care coordinator for hospice, and she saw the good that was being done. While Jennifer has worked in other organizations doing this type of work, she prefers VNA because “the organization is local, has a great reputation, they treat me well, and I love the people I work with – staff and clients.”
“I’ve always felt the joy in helping others. I want my clients to be able to stay in their homes – where they are comfortable. I feel it is vital to their health that they stay in their own home as long as possible and it’s safe.”
Janet recognized Jennifer as a Shining Star!
“Jennifer has been a constant through this pandemic. She has helped navigate her clients through these times so they can continue to feel safe while still receiving the quality of care they are accustomed to, along with remaining independent in their own homes. Her clients are very thankful that she was able to continue to care for them. One client had even stated “Jennifer is here every day and seems like a friend. I don’t know what I would do without her.” Jennifer also stepped up and accepted more responsibilities.”
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