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Meet Michael, Sheridan’s Home Care Aide Of The Month!

 
Meet Michael - Caregiver of the month for November 2018From Family Caregiver to Home Care Aide

Michael Bennett

Working as a Home Care Aide is not always the first career choice for many individuals. Sometimes life takes you on a path that eventually determines your future. Michael is one of our amazing Home Care Aides that became a caregiver through his family and friends. He took care of his parents as a family caregiver and became a professional Home Care Aide later.

Michael grew up in a home where people were always around. His family fostered children his entire childhood. In addition, his mom worked as a home care attendant. Everyone was raised to have a spirit of giving back. That was the way Michael got introduced to caregiving. Which also led to his true passion, cooking.

While he was studying culinary arts in college, he decided to help one of his friends. He became a live-in caregiver for his friend who was paralyzed. Once Michael graduated, he pursued his passion for cooking. For 20 years he lived out his passion as a superb cook. The experience from his passion for cooking showed itself very useful during his Home Care Aide journey.  

Life took another turn when his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His parents needed help. He moved to live with them to provide all the help they needed. He felt it was overwhelming to be a 24/7 caregiver.

“One of the hardest parts as a caregiver is to remember to take care of yourself too. When you are taking care of your loved ones, you can easily burn out yourself fast”.

After all, he thinks this was the best experience and helped him a lot during his Home Care Aide journey. His father had typical symptoms of memory diseases for example hallucinations and aggressive behavior. Sometimes we would get upset at each other. The next day he did not remember that but of course, I still did”. That is why he can relate what a client’s families go through. Being a Home Care Aide is not just taking care of the client, it is also supporting the family members.

Sheridan Care is fortunate to have Michael on our team. He’s dedicated, a great communicator, punctual and compassionate Home Care Aide. Our Sheridan Clients enjoy and appreciate having him as their Home Care Aide. His advice for everyone who is taking care of someone is to have patience, perseverance, and forgiveness. These three things will take you far on those cloudy days when you feel overwhelmed. I guess one could say that taking care of other people is not a career, it is a lifestyle.

November is National Family Caregivers Month. The Month is dedicated to addressing the many challenges facing family caregivers.

Few useful resources:

10 Facts Caregivers Should Know During National Family Caregivers Month

Tips for family caregivers

We are committed to providing our clients with the most professional Home Care Aides in the area. In order to ensure this, we look for warm, honest, caring people, and help educate and guide them to become the best Home Care Aides around. Sheridan Home Care Aides are compassionate and love working with the elderly. In our over 18 years of experience providing care, we chose only the people that we would want taking care of our own loved ones.

Trick or Treat - Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween has become our favorite time of the year. It offers an opportunity for old and young to put their imagination in use. If you don’t have a costume yet, here are some ideas for tomorrow’s trick-or-treating.

Something Original - Milk & Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inspired by Movies – a) Darth Vader

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Star Wars Grandparent Cosplay Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Sacha Goldberger 

Inspired by Movies b) Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia

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Classic Cartoons - Olive Oyl and Popeye

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Comic Heroes - Super Woman

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Photo: Sacha Goldberger

Inspired by Music - Kiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fell like a Super Star - Elton John & Grandma Yetta

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Identical Twins?

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Photo: Boogahboogah

Was one of these your favorite or do you have something even better?

 

Do You or Does Your Loved One Have Cancer?

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Susan Dost, Founder & CEO of Sheridan Care is a huge supporter of the Cancer Support Community and has also been a member of the board for over five years. Please take a look at one of the amazing resources for cancer patients and their families.

 

 

You don’t have to go through the cancer journey alone. The Los Angeles Cancer Support Community offers FREE OF CHARGE services for people with cancer and their family members. Their services include resourceful information that can be helpful when needing cancer support.

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SUPPORT GROUPS (also Spanish-speaking groups)

  • Dedicated Support Groups
  • Drop-In Support Groups

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CLASSES

Versatile selection of healthy classes from meditation to Zumba.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Few examples

  • Financial planning & budgeting
  • Digital Sherpa Workshop, develop your internet & social media skills
  • Nutrition

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Keeping your family together and offering support for children of cancer patients. Social family activities and holiday parties.

COUNSELING

Short-term counseling sessions for individuals, couples, and families seeking support for cancer-related questions or problems.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Community members can take part in social activities that generate close friendships, foster camaraderie, and enhance the well-being and happiness of individuals, couples, and families affected by cancer.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

Programs off-site at various locations in the greater Los Angeles area.

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Check the MONTHLY CALENDAR and daily schedules HERE.

Cancer support helpline 888-793-9355

All services are provided through the generosity of individual, corporate, and foundation contributors.

Sheridan Care Caregiver & Client Appreciation Day

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Sheridan Care has been serving our community for over eighteen years. We have also been fortunate to have dedicated Caregivers over those 18 years that are still part of the Sheridan Care Family. We are very grateful to be surrounded with so many wonderful people. The year 2018 is coming to an end and Sheridan Care Owner & CEO Susan Dost wanted to reward and acknowledge caregivers whose performance has been exceptional this year.

Because iCare caregiver & client appreciation day was held on the September 30th in Santa Monica. Douglas Park provided an excellent setting for our picnic. Sun was shining, and it was great to see so many families enjoying the day. More pictures HERE

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One of the day's main events was the iCare awards. Sheridan Care has a special reward program for caregivers called iCare. It is our way of saying thank you to our caregivers for their excellent performance. We also wanted to acknowledge people who have worked at Sheridan Care for over 5 years, which is remarkable. In addition. this year we chose Sheridan Care Ambassadors among our caregivers the first time. Sheridan ambassadors are caregivers who go above and beyond, who are consistent and compassionate. They are flexible and provide A-List support and service to the staff and clients of Sheridan Care.

Danielle Paloma Susan

All the categories and rewarded employees are below. Looking forward to the next year!

15 years with Sheridan

Louella E.

14 years with Sheridan

Sonia A.

Ava M.

12 years with Sheridan

Rosario M.

11 years with Sheridan

Natalie A.

Imogene C.

Mary A.

Dawn F.

Rhea T.

Carolina C.

10 years with Sheridan

Alicia P.

Michael R.

Shirley B.

Marcelle Q.

Pamela M.

 

Grace H. 9 years with Sheridan Care

Wendy R. 8 years with Sheridan Care

Ana D. 8 years with Sheridan Care

Carol Z. 7 years with Sheridan Care

Dorla H. 7 years with Sheridan Care

Onny L. 7 years with Sheridan Care

Manolito A.  6 years with Sheridan Care

Noel M. 6 years with Sheridan Care

Elvira T.  5 years with Sheridan Care

Jon E. 5 years with Sheridan Care

Sheila I. 5 years with Sheridan Care

Linda Y. 5 years with Sheridan Care

Lavern C. 5 years with Sheridan Care

Emmanuel R. 5 years with Sheridan Care

Antonio V. 5 years with Sheridan Care

 

Caregiver of the month September 2018

Randie S.

 

Sheridan Care Ambassadors

Maria P Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria P.

 

Susan Ryesha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryesha T.

 

Susan Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor B.

London B.

Art Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur V.

Marta M.

 

iCare Points Leader

Dawn Flowers

 

Sheridan Care 2018 Excellence Award

Liz Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liz C.  12 years with Sheridan

 

Lana Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lana C. 7 years with Sheridan

All rewards can be picked up from Sheridan office if for some reason you were not able to participate.

 

Why We Do What We Do

It is always hard when a relationship with one of our clients comes to an end, especially the ones that have become a part of the Sheridan Care Family. Our thoughts are with the family. Thank you to our wonderful care team for the love and compassion you gave to this family.

~ Susan Dost, Founder & CEO of Sheridan In-Home Care

 

"Dear Susan,

I wish to thank you and all at Sheridan for the six years of great care you have enabled my husband to have, especially this last year when it became critical – we had a great team.

Five years of lying in bed to never once have a bedsore is saying a lot about the best of care.

I also wish to thank you for those extreme efforts you had to make – sometimes at the last minute – finding caregivers. You all did your best, and we came through.

At the end, my husband passed away peacefully

Thank You

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