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Josephine Okolie | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on November 7 2018

Though she was not in healthcare for most of her career, Josephine Okolie has been taking care of people for most of her life. The oldest child in her family in Nigeria, Josephine grew up with three siblings. Her family was Catholic, and Josephine wanted to be a nun. As she began the early stages of the journey to becoming a nun, she began working for American Life Insurance as an executive assistant. When the time came to take her vows, Josephine decided against becoming one because it would require her leaving her job which was helping to pay the school fees for all of her siblings.

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight, In-Home Care, Caregiver Spotlight

Alima Njie | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on October 3 2018

Caring and responsible - Alima Njie is an ideal caregiver. She is also our October Caregiver Spotlight at CaraVita Home Care! Alima is originally from Gambia, West Africa. When she is not working, she enjoys spending most of her time with her four daughters – ages 18, 15, 13 and 5! She grew up in a family with two brothers, so having four girls has definitely been a learning experience for her. She recently proclaimed: 

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, CaraVita Spotlight, In-Home Care

LaJean Fant | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 4 2018

Congratulations to LaJean Fant for being CaraVita Home Care’s September Employee of the Month. LaJean is originally from Gary, Indiana. She has been married for 18 years and has two adult children, one step-daughter, and three grandchildren. LaJean has always had a passion for caregiving and helping others. 

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, CaraVita Spotlight

Christopher Nweze | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on August 1 2018

Congratulations to Christopher Nweze, our August Caregiver of the Month! Christopher, originally from Nigeria, has a strong passion for caring for others. His lovely wife is a nurse, and he started caregiving while getting his Master’s degree in Business Systems Integration in the United Kingdom. Christopher has always shared a passion for helping others, he even remembers helping others as a young child: 

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight

Tawanda Burge | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on July 1 2018

Congratulations to Tawanda Burge, our July Caregiver of the Month at CaraVita! Originally from Macon, Georgia, this mom and grandmother of three is a joyous addition to the CaraVita family. Tawanda has been with the CaraVita team since April, 2017! Having been a caregiver for the last 23 years, Tawanda grew up in a family of eight kids, four girls and four boys, and she started caring for her grandmother when she was just 12 years old!

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Edemanwan Akpan | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on June 1 2018

Congratulations Edemanwan for being CaraVita Home Care’s June Caregiver Spotlight! Originally from Nigeria, Edem has had the chance to see the world! In her younger years, she worked for a family friend, traveling the globe to places such as Gambia, London, and so much more! Edem worked taking care of the family’s children, and home, and in turn, she had the opportunity to attend school. Edem thanks her parents for always encouraging her to be the best she could be.

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CaraVita Senior Care Welcomes Bear Mahon, President and COO

Posted by CaraVita Staff on May 3 2018

Like many CaraVita associates, Bear Mahon joined the senior living industry because of a desire to serve others. His introduction to senior living came through the therapy and rehabilitation field, and during his 20-year career in the industry, he’s gained experience in the healthcare industry in ancillary care services, acquisition and mergers, corporate development, and multi-state portfolio management.

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight, CaraVita Senior Care

Dan Adesinmilolu | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on April 12 2018

Congratulations to Dan Adesinmilolu for being the April Caregiver Spotlight at CaraVita Home Care! Dan is a hard worker and an extremely caring person. He is always going above and beyond for clients to put a smile on their face and make sure they are cared for.

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight

The Memory Care Café Concept | CaraVita Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 15 2018

CaraVita Home Care works with Amy's Place, a Memory Care Café, to help with residents who may experience memory loss. For these individuals and their loved ones, Amy's Place offers socialization and education. They provide support groups for caregivers, educational events, materials, and resources. Caring Together in Hope founded Amy's Place. Caring Together in Hope is a non-profit organization inspired by a caregiver named Carol Troxel Hammitt. Carol once stated, "This isn't easy. It could be one of the hardest things we have ever accomplished." Carol was a caregiver for four young children when she was very young herself. She practiced private duty nursing and became a registered nurse until she eventually developed Lewy Body Dementia and passed away four months after diagnosis.

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Emmanuelle Tokwaulu | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 6 2018

Congratulations to Emmanuelle Tokwaulu for being our Caregiver of the Month for March! Emmanuelle joined the CaraVita team in August of 2017 and has been an integral part of the Shared Services team at Atria North Point. Along with hourly private-duty care, she assists clients in independent living on the weekends. Everyone she works with really enjoys her positivity, patience, and “can-do” attitude!

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight