Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by our first ever Caregiver Profile! Once a month, we will be highlighting one of our outstanding employees. You’ll learn a little bit about our caregivers, the in home care services we provide, and what makes Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses so special (spoiler alert: it’s the people!).
Bertude is from: Jeremie, Haiti
Recent recognition: October 2015 Employee of the Month
Qualifications: Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) are individuals who work under the supervision of a nurse. They provide compassionate care and play a key role in the lives of the client. CNA's and HHA's maintain client safety, and provide comfort, privacy and dignity to clients in the delivery of their care.
What year did you start your career in home care? 2000
What is it about your job that inspires you?
I want to help people who are unable to help themselves. It’s a pleasure helping people with a task or activity that they want to do, but can’t complete by themselves. I think about my mother, and who would help her if she ever needed it. You don’t know when you’re going to need someone else’s help, and that’s why I like to help people in this job.
Share a favorite memory from home care:
I have been with the same client for a long time, and we have a great relationship. We’ve been called twins, and we’re always holding hands! We also joke a lot, like when I do something for her, and she says “that’s not the way it’s supposed to be done!” with a big smile on her face. And working for the family is a pleasure - I work Monday through Friday for them, and they trust me so much. It’s an honor.
What is the most difficult part of your job?
To tell you the truth, I couldn’t tell you anything bad!
Why should families consider hiring Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses?
Because of the care and the credibility. PAN is very credible - we are always on time, there is always someone to cover, they are never short on people. The client will never be left by themselves.