Learn about this dedicated South Florida professional and a prestigious award she just received
FirstLantic is proud to announce that one of our caregivers has just been named Home Health Aide of the Year by the Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF). Patricia Pollard has been in the home care industry for over seven years and represents the qualities we look for with all of our staff.
To make their choice, the HCAF looks at a number of factors, including dependability, sensitivity to client needs, team spirit, and commitment.
“I love being a caregiver and I truly believe it shows when I go into [people’s] homes,” Patricia said. “It’s the happiness I feel of knowing that I’m making a difference in somebody’s life. It’s that peace of mind that I give to the family members of knowing that their loved ones are being cared for.”
FirstLantic home health aides are committed to providing unparalleled service and support to all of our clients, as well as their families. To accomplish this, we hire outstanding individuals who are passionate about what they do. This is one reason why we are considered one of the top workplaces in South Florida.
Caregiving is a rewarding but sometimes challenging profession. So, why do people like Patricia do what they do? She recalled a recent situation that affirmed why she has devoted her life to caring for others:
“I arrived at a client’s house who had MS. As I entered her bedroom, she was so excited and happy that I was there that day to help her. [It was easy to see] the toll that the MS had on her body. She turned to me and said ‘Thank you so much for making me feel like a human today.’ It’s these people that make me proud to be a caregiver.”
Patricia also summed up nicely why she decided to work for FirstLantic: “I chose to become a caregiver because I care. I chose FirstLantic because they do.”
If you or a loved one is in need of home health care services in South Florida and are looking for someone like Patricia, just contact FirstLantic. Our services include hourly, daily, or even overnight care. We have been helping seniors in Palm Beach, Broward, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Martin Counties for over 17 years, so wherever you need us, we’ll be there. To get in touch, call us at 877-618-3624 or just send a message through our online contact form.