45th Annual Home Care Aide Celebration was hosted this year at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA yesterday. It was another amazing event organized by the Home Care Aide Council’s Executive Director Lisa Gurgone, Assistant Director Hayley Gleason, Leah Leavitt, Membership and Marketing Manager and board members. As always we were there to celebrate the back bone of the home care industry, the CNAs, HHAs, Homemakers and Personal Care workers. Associated was well represented with 31 field and office staff, including Michael Trigilio, CEO/Owner of AHC and President of the Home Care Aide Council. Nominees for awards included Jennifer Coppolino, Susan Kay, Giselle Guyotte, Grace Otuda Barungi, Syliane Mede, Maureen Haley, Melissa Green, Denise Jacobs, Jean Boyd, Debbie Rogers and Fernanda Cabral.
Giselle Guyotte came out on top this year and was awarded the Verlean Foster Home Care Aide Award! She was nominated by Paul Lanzikos, Executive Director of North Shore Elder Services. Giselle has worked at the housing site for the past 4 years and has always given 110% dedication to her work. She is well liked and loved by all the residents who live in the building including the case manager. However, this past year has been especially busy for her by adverting two potentially devastating fires and saving a resident’s life while at dinner. All within a 4 month span while continuing to care for her sick father, Giselle did a terrific job and did not miss a beat. She is the type of person who goes above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate every resident in the supportive housing building. She is a true asset to the building, the residents, case management staff and to AHC. We are lucky to have such a kind person working by our side and we are so proud of her award!
We thank all of our workers for your continued dedication for supporting our elders and those with disabilities. Without you the home care industry would not be as great!
Pictured here are Michael Trigilio and Giselle Guyotte of Associated, Secretary Alice Bonner of Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Paul Lanzikos of North Shore Elder Services.