Caregiver of the Month

Please join me in congratulating Patricia Slaick as we honor her as our October Caregiver of the Month!  

Trish has been with GFHC for nearly a year. During that time she has become one of the “Life Savers” that our schedulers praise because of the multiple times she has “saved the day” and agreed to help out when nobody else would take a shift. She only wanted part time when she first came to us. And yet, she typically takes on more (sometimes overtime) because her heart is so big and she has such a heart for this business! The clients that meet her absolutely adore her and continue to sing her praises as well. She has a nurturing way about her that puts the clients at ease during a time when homecare can feel very scary and intrusive.

Something else our schedulers adore: Trish is happy to take on a short shift – something we struggle to get covered on a constant basis. In this business, more and more clients want short shifts, and more and more caregivers don’t. So, finding folks who are happy to help with those can be hard to find. She alleviates stress for our schedulers in this way and that alone is worth a thousand thank you’s! Trish also has a great attendance record and that’s something every company out there covets! She takes her commitment very seriously once she takes on a shift. She only calls off when it is absolutely necessary for her own health, and for that – WE THANK YOU!

Another quality about Trish that we absolutely adore is that when there IS something that bothers her, she tells us. We love that because we love our caregivers and want them to tell us when something isn’t going well so that we can try and fix things for them. We’d rather be given an opportunity to fix it than for her to become unhappy and go somewhere else. Communication is pertinent to our success and we appreciate that Trish is so great at this!

For all of the reasons listed here, we want to honor Trish as our October Caregiver of the Month with a very big THANK YOU! She’s an incredible advocate to have on our team and we feel honored to work with her.

About Dan Gauthier

Dan Gauthier has a long and successful business pedigree. He spent his college years working in the restaurant business and worked in various executive management positions at Universal Forest Products, Inc. over a span of 17 years, and Therm Technology / Family Safety Products for 12 years.

When the recession hit in 2008 Dan was “downsized” from UFP and spent a few years consulting for local companies Amway and Cascade Engineering. During this period Dan’s in-laws were experiencing catastrophic health problems and it required Dan’s wife Marion to focus full time on caregiving for her mother. Marion enlisted help from a local home care agency and it did not go well. This experience led to the creation of Gauthier Family Home Care, a home care agency that is uniquely holistic and family centric. Dan now works full time running GFHC.