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Category: Caregiver Stories

Aurora and Coral
Published Nov. 23, 2018
November is National Home Care Month. This month reminds us of all the great work our caregivers do for our patients. And it is a great time to give thanks for our home health aides! Working as a home health aide is a very special job. Aveanna home …
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A Heart for Service
Published Nov. 11, 2018
In 1998, Elaine Willbanks, RN, joined the United States Navy Reserve. As a pediatric home care nurse and Navy reservist, Elaine was no stranger to sacrificing herself to help others. “To be honest,” Elaine shares, “being deployed after 9/11 was scar…
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A Nurse's Calling: Patricia Vejar
Published Oct. 12, 2018
After years of working at a local family clinic, registered nurse Patricia Vejar’s rigid work schedule eventually began to wear on her. When Patricia heard about private duty nursing, she jumped at the chance for a more flexible schedule. “With a te…
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A Nurse's Calling: Joseph Lizon
Published Sept. 28, 2018
When he finished nursing school, Joseph Lizon knew he wanted to work with pediatric patients. “When I was a kid, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,” Joseph explains. “I decided then that I wanted to help other kids in the same way my nurses help…
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A Nurse's Calling: Shirley King
Published June 19, 2018
When Shirley retired from her work as a hospital nurse, she was more than ready for a break. “The hospital was wearing me out,” Shirley confesses. The hospital wasn’t right for Shirley anymore. But she wasn’t ready to give up nursing completely. “I …
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