Featured Caregivers 2022
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!