Featured Caregivers 2022
December Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver for the month of December, Kacee S.!
Kacee has been with the company for a little over a year, and she’s originally from Fayette City where she currently still lives with her family. When asked about her family, Kacee said “…I have wonderful parents, an amazing boyfriend, two awesome bonus daughters, and my amazing companion Gracee…”
Kacee’s favorite part about being a caregiver is all of the stories she gets to hear from her clients. Her advice for other caregivers is trying to laugh about it even if you feel like crying about it. When asked about caregiving means to her, Kacee said “…Caregiving means talking laughing and enjoying the older people…” When asked about her favorite memory with a client, she said “…I had a client who’s hair and makeup I used to do. She loved younger brighter clothes … and we used to eat crab Rangoon’s together. She was like my gram…”
Outside of work she enjoys spending her time swimming, shopping, and getting her nails done. Her favorite food is wings, favorite music is R&B, and her favorite movie is Enough. A fun fact about Kacee is that she loves to sing!
We’re so thankful for caregivers like Kacee and their dedication to their clients. Thanks for being such a valued member of our team Kacee!
November Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver for the month of November, Karley H.!
Karley has been with the company for one year and is originally from Karns City and now lives in Butler, PA. She has an orange cat named Oliver and she loves spending time with her client’s two puppies!
When asked about her favorite part of being a caregiver, Karley said “I love that I can make someone else’s life better, easier, and bring some light and positivity to their day.” Her advice for other caregiver is “Know that giving your best to a client requires you to give your best to yourself first. Know when and how to take breaks and care for yourself, too!”
When asked how she likes to spend her time outside of work, she said “I like to go for hikes and I participate in a marble hunting/hiding group, so I find some cool glass art when I’m outside! Spending time in nature is my favorite way to take care of myself and refresh my soul. I also enjoy playing Magic the Gathering and watching Doctor Who when the weather won’t cooperate.” In terms of her favorite food, she said “I really enjoy anything from independent, locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, and pizzerias. It’s always made with quality ingredients and supporting small business owners is important to me.” When asked about her favorite type of music she said “Music is my inner language, so I like all of it, but I’ve been listening to a lot of Folk/Fusion and psychedelic rock lately.” Her favorite movie is Kill Bill, she believes Tarantino fills are both tacky and genius.
When asked what caregiving means to her, she said “It means love, compassion, patience, and learning. Caregiving helps me to grow, and it reminds me that I am important and have a mission in life.” She also told us all about her favorite times with her client “I love any time we spend in the kitchen together, as that’s something that makes her really happy! She teaches me how to cook her favorite meals and encourages me to try new and eclectic flavor combinations. Those are memories and lessons that will always stick with me. On her harder days when she can’t do things like that we sit, and watch shows or movies she likes and we laugh and cry together and I know those moments mean a lot to both of us.” A fun fact about Karley is that she owns seven tarot/oracle decks and makes one heck of a margarita!
We’re so thankful for joyful and loving caregivers like Stacey, they truly make such a difference in our client’s lives.
October Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver for the month of October, Stacey A.!
Stacey has been with the Sunny Days Family for a little over three years, and is originally from New Castle, where she currently resides with her family. She has four immediate family members who she loves to spend time with! Outside of work she loves to go for walks, ride her bike, or go to church.
When asked what her favorite part of being a caregiver is, Stacey said “…caring for them and making them feel loved and wanted … making them feel special each and every day.” Her advice for other caregivers is “…To give them all the love and care you can possibly give because someday that could be you or your mother or father.” When asked what caregiving means to her, Stacey said “…Just making me know that I can make someone’s day much better.” When asked about her favorite memory with a client, she couldn’t think of just one, she loves each and every time they smile.
Stacey’s favorite food is pizza, her favorite type of music is Christian, and her favorite movie is The Notebook. A fun fact about her is that she simply loves life!
We’re so thankful for joyful and loving caregivers like Stacey, they truly make such a difference in our client’s lives.
September Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver for the month of September, Tina P.!
Tina has been with the Sunny Days family for a little over two years and is originally from Reno, NV but currently resides in New Castle, PA with her family. She loves to spend her time with her two sons, one daughter, two grandsons, two dogs, two crabs and beta fish. Outside of work, she’s typically spending time with her family, crafting, camping, or going to baseball games.
Tina’s favorite part of being a caregiver is making a difference in someone’s life. Her advice to our caregivers is to be patient and understanding. When asked what her favorite part of being a caregiver is, she said “…helping someone live a more independent life. Making a difference.” When asked about her favorite memory with a client, she told us the story of how she hand painted rocks and hid them throughout the client’s yard and then when they went on a walk the next day, the client was so excited to find the rocks.
Tina’s favorite food is Mexican, favorite music is country, and her favorite movies are The Longest Yard or The Blind Side. A random fun fact about Tina is that she once restored a 1964 mustang with her father when she was 13 years old.
We love learning all about our caregivers, their families, and their special memories with our clients. We consider it a privilege to employee and know kind and loving individuals like Tina!
August Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver for the month of August… Judy!
Judy has been with the Sunny Days Family for almost seven years and is originally from Burgettstown! She has three children, eight grandchildren, and she doesn’t have a dog but she said if she were to get one, her first choice would be a shih tzu. Outside of work she enjoys playing bingo or relaxing in her recliner. Her favorite food is mashed potatoes, favorite movie is Ghost, and favorite music is country or oldies.
Judy’s favorite part about being a caregiver is caring for other people…it fills her days with purpose, and she loves to put a smile on her clients faces. Her advice to other caregivers is “…Show up! Your clients depend on you! Be patient…loving…and caring.”
When we asked Judy’s manager why she recommended Judy for this award, she said “…Judy goes above and beyond for the clients she provides care for. She is very reliable and just as dependable. She has had a pretty tough two years with her own personal health issues, but she never quit and stayed positive and caring for her client and their needs.”
Judy has a great sense of humor, and she lights up any room with her infectious personality. WE are so thankful to have loving and kind caregivers like Judy on our team, keep up the great work!
July Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver for the month of July, Adrian A.!
Adrian has been with the company for seven months and is originally from Erie, PA and still resides in the area with her family. She has three family members with which she spends most of her time!
When asked what her favorite part of caregiving is, her answer was simple, “…caring for people.” Overall, she believes that caregiving means being a helping hand. She wanted to encourage other caregivers with her words of wisdom by telling them to keep up the good work!
Her favorite food is pizza, she loves all types of music, and her favorite type of movies are scary ones! A random fun fact about Adrian is that she considers herself particularly funny.
We’re so thankful for caregivers like Adrian, taking great care of client’s day in and day out. Thanks for being apart of our team Adrian!
June Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver for the month of June… Jovan A
Jovan has been with the company for nine months and is originally from New Castle, PA where she currently resides with her family. She has four children, two boys and two girls, and one dog named Charlee. Outside of work, she really enjoys going to Bingo or binge watching the show called “The First 48”.
When asked what her favorite part of being a caregiver is, Jovan said “… making a difference in people’s lives, making them happy.” Her advice for other caregivers is “…have patience, listen to your clients and be your best EVERYDAY.” When asked what caregiving means to her, she said “…giving my clients the support and love that they need in their time of need, without hesitation or judgement.” Her favorite memory with a client is “…I was working with a client who hadn’t walked in over a year, as I was preparing myself to transfer her to her chair, I instructed her on what to do to try and take some steps and as we stood she began to take a few steps, we cried tears of joy and she now calls me her ANGEL.”
A random fun fact about Jovan is that she was born on the Fourth of July, she’s an only child, but she doesn’t like fireworks! Her favorite food is seafood, favorite music is hip hop and r&b, and her favorite movie is Bad Boys II.
We’re so thankful for caregivers like Jovan who give each and every client their all. Heartwarming stories like the one above are the driving force behind our company. Thank you for your hard work Jovan!
May Featured Caregiver
Meet our Featured Caregiver for the month of May… Dianne K!
Dianne has been with the Sunny Days family for one year. She is originally from Hadley, PA. She loves spending time with her husband, her son who is currently in the Army, her three stepchildren, four grandsons, two granddaughters, and three sisters.
Dianne’s manager recommended her for this award because “…Dianne has a great personality; the clients adore her. She is great at communicating and making the clients feel safe and cared for while maintaining their independence. Dianne has worked with several clients and will always pick up if there is a call-off and go out of her way to make sure the client is properly cared for.”
Her favorite part of being a caregiver is “…being able to make the client’s day and making them happy.” Her advice to other caregivers is “…listen to clients, work with them, don’t get upset, and care about them.”
Her hobbies include fishing, camping, sitting around the campfire, spending time with family, and singing. She used to be in the church choir! Her favorite food is “anything good” her favorite movie is The Lost City, and her favorite music is Country. A random fun fact about Dianne is that she traveled to Aruba for her honeymoon.
Caregivers like Dianne are the reason our clients lead such healthy and independent lives, we couldn’t care for them the way we do without employees like Dianne, thank you for your hard work!
April Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver for the month of April, Rae Ann!
Rae Ann has been with the Sunny Days family for 9 years, one our longest and most beloved caregivers! She’s originally from Pittsburgh, PA but currently lives in Washington, PA with her family. She has two sons, one daughter, three grandsons, and four granddaughters.
Her favorite part of being a caregiver is “…the opportunity to meet so many people and to be able to make my clients feel comfortable with the care I give to them. At the end of every day, I have a big smile of happiness because of my clients.” Her advice to other caregivers would be “…be very compassionate with your client, get to know them when you first go to meet them…sit and talk so they get comfortable with you.”
Outside of work Rae Ann loves seeing her kids and grandkids. Her daughter works in Pittsburgh, she’s an LPN, her oldest son is starting a landscaping business in Washington, and her youngest son works in a facility in Pittsburgh. She says her grandchildren are her special little kids, she loves all of them and carries each and every one on them in her heart.
Her favorite foods are lasagna and steak, her favorite TV shows are Law N Order on Thursdays, FBI on Tuesdays, and Chicago on Wednesdays, and she loves all type of music! A fun fact about Rae Ann is that she’s ambidextrous.
Rae Ann was recently recognized at our company leadership award ceremony for her Superior Service. She is a blessing to every client she’s ever worked with, and we are so thankful to have her be a part of our team!
March Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver for the month of March, Renee!
Renee has been with the Sunny Days family for two years and seven months. She is originally from Sharon, PA and still resides in the area with her family. She has two daughters, two sons, and one cat. Renee’s manager nominated her for this award because “…she is a team player. Renee is always on time and ready to work. Renee takes time to get to know her clients. She is always willing to go above and beyond.”
Renee’s favorite part of being a caregiver is “…Interacting with the clients I care for; I love seeing their smiles and knowing that I am making a difference.” Her advice for other caregivers is “…Building a relationship takes a bit of time and effort, but the reward is immense. Listen intently to what your client has to say. Knowing how their world works and how they relate to it can help you reach them on a deeper level and gain trust.”
Outside of work, Renee spends most of her time studying for her Health Information Technology degree. She also loves spending time with her kids, playing games, watching movies, and going out. She loves to read and listen to music and podcasts and just relaxing. Her favorite food is anything Italian, her favorite movie is Inception, and her favorite type of music is Christian Rock. A random fun fact about her is that she considers herself a free spirit and loves to garden, go on new adventures, and try exotic foods.
We are so blessed to have such loving and caring employees like Renee caring for our clients. They’re what make our company so special, we’re so thankful for you Renee!
February Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver of the month, Danya! Danya has been with the Sunny Days family for only three months, but she’s already making a HUGE impact on her clients and manager. She’s originally from Connellsville, PA and he has two children, twenty chickens, and six goats.
Her favorite part of being a caregiver is “…helping and making someone smile. I love getting to make a difference in someone’s life.” Her advice to other caregivers is “…listen…you might learn something.” Outside of work she enjoys camping and hanging with her children. She loves being outside!
Her favorite foods are steak hoagies and hot cheese balls, her favorite movie is Heartland, and her favorite type of music is country. A fun fact about Danya is that she trims her goats’ hooves herself!
Danya’s manager said she is absolutely amazing with her client, and she goes out of her way to help her train other caregivers, she is ALWAYS willing to help out and assist. Danya is such an awesome example of why we love our caregivers, keep up the great work Danya!
January Featured Caregiver
Meet our featured caregiver of the month, Jennifer C. Jennifer has been with the Sunny Days family for one year and four months. She grew up in Butler, PA. She has been with her wonderful boyfriend for sixteen years and they have three amazing children. Alexander, 11, Nikolaz, 7, and Izabella, 4 months.
When asked what her favorite part of being caregiver was, she said “…That’s a difficult question. I have always been a caregiver in one way or another. It is a part of me…I’m a libra, a mother, a wife, a sister, a caregiver.” Her advice for other caregivers is “…patience is key. Be patient with yourself, be patient with your client, be patient with your supervisor. We find ourselves in some stressful situations at times and need to remember to take a deep breath and to take a step back.”
Outside of work she spends all her time with family, creating memories. She is totally obsessed with her kids! Her favorite food is tacos, favorite movie is Boondock Saints, and her favorite music is absolutely anything and everything!
Thank you for your service Jennifer, we are so thankful to have such dedicated and caring staff like you!