With a Little Help employs intelligent and compassionate women and men who have a breadth of world experiences, can make sound decisions, and who come to us in search of meaningful work. The average age of our caregivers is 51 and over 70% are college educated. We take great pride in the quality of our care providers and the level of excellence they bring to their work with our clients. Each caregiver undergoes a thorough background check and interview process to ensure that they will uphold the high standard of care we bring to you. All caregivers are CPR trained, bonded, insured, and fluent in English. All caregivers complete an orientation and safety training before starting work. In addition, caregivers complete 12 hours of continuing education each year.
A caregiver must meet the following criteria:
- Able to work independently
- Good common sense
- Insured, reliable vehicle
- Good driving record
- Verifiable employment record
- Clean criminal history
- Excellent communication skills
- Fluent in both written and spoken English
Congratulations to Sarel for Winning Washington Home Care Association’s 2015 “Caregiver of the Year” Award and 2007 Alzheimer’s Association “Excellence in Caregiving” Award!
Washington Home Care Association (WAHCA) recognized Sarel as their 2015 “Caregiver of the Year.” WAHCA’s award acknowledges the high level of home care that thousands of people provide in Washington state. “This recognition is a reflection of collaborative team work, support from With A Little Help, and rich client interactions,” Sarel said in acceptance. The Alzheimer’s Association Western and Central Washington State Chapter sponsors an annual award for the professional caregiver caring specifically for someone with dementia. Sarel won their Excellence in Caregiving Award in 2007. That award offers recognition for the hard work, dedication and professionalism that caregivers provide across the Chapter’s twenty-three county region.
Some of the feedback Sarel received:
“Sarel’s ability to connect with mom is extraordinary. Sarel truly cares about mom. Mom can feel it. All of us can feel it, and there is nothing quite as comforting. Sarel listens to mom and responds to her in sensitive, nurturing ways.”
“Without Sarel’s care, I am sure mom would have continued to decline. Sarel lifts her up with such tenderness, creativity, and relationship-focused care. She is never impatient or denigrating in any way.”