Pat Chandley - Northborough Office
Having retired from 38 years of teaching, and finding that being an occasional substitute teacher was not keeping her busy enough, Pat Chandley was looking for …something else. Her experience as a family CAREGiver, and the satisfaction she gleaned from that role, led her to apply for a position as a CAREGiver for Home Instead Senior Care. Now, almost two years later, the rest is history!
Pat entered her role with a great set of skills. She is intelligent, described by her supervisors as "thoughtful…a great problem solver". She is creative, "able to think on her feet…resourceful". Pat is pleasant..."she's a joy…we love her". She is 100% dependable…”we know we can absolutely trust her”.
Pat is an active, athletic woman which might account for her wonderful ability to be a part of a care team. She pulls her own weight and will pitch in whenever needed for her clients, her care team and for Home Instead. Pat is diplomatic, cheerful and sensitive.
Pat has also been exemplary in her drive to grow within her position. She has completed her additional 20 hour Personal Care Training, her Alzheimer's training and attends as many of the in house, monthly trainings as her busy work schedule allows for. True to form, when unable to attend an in person training our monthly training mailings and library are put to good use by Pat. As a result of Pat’s efforts, our Home Instead Clients have reaped the great benefit of her increased skill level and self-assurance.
But this is only the icing on the cake. What makes Pat so very special, is her ability to make everyone around her feel special. Pat is able to turn every client’s fear of being dependent, into their wonderful discovery of a good friend, helping them to get what needs to be accomplished…in a seemingly seamless manner.
Pat's clients love her. Pat's client's families love her. We love Pat as well!!
For these reasons (and many more) Pat Chandley is the Northborough Office's CAREGiver of the Year. Thank you Pat!