September 30, 2008:
In-Home Care Provider, Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc. Named One Of The Best Places To Work For Second Consecutive Year
Petaluma, September 30, 2008 Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc., of Petaluma, the largest provider of In-Home Care for seniors in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties, has been selected as One Of The Best Places To Work in the North Bay for the second year in a row.
The award was announced at Rohnert Park’s beautiful Doubletree Hotel Thursday, September 25, at a reception sponsored by The North Bay Business Journal.
Sequoia Senior Solutions had the highest rating in its division of companies with 100 – 250 employees. It is one of only 57 winners of the award. In the Business Journal’s third annual survey of North Bay workers, 104 companies from Marin, Napa and Sonoma Counties were nominated for the “Best Places to Work” award by their employees.
“This award means that our caregivers love their job and their workplace; and our clients have good reasons to be happy because we have the best caregivers in the industry!” said Gabriella Ambrosi, Sequoia Senior Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is a strong indication that our company is still on track with its mission to ensure a better quality of life for seniors who want to remain independent and at home in their advancing years”.
Many staff members work part-time and enjoy flexible hours, both qualities cited by the employees who participated in the Business Journal survey. “What better recommendation is there for a work place than from the workers themselves? It is our own employees who are honoring us for a second year!” Ambrosi said.
Ambrosi and husband, Stanton Lawson, founded Sequoia Senior Solutions in 2003 from their Petaluma home. They began with just one client, but by their second year were providing service for 73 clients, more than they could handle from their own home. The firm moved into a suite of offices on Lynch Creek Way in Petaluma in 2005 and now has a pool of over 200 qualified caregivers serving seniors throughout the five-county service area.
The company began receiving recognition for its services and as a quality place to work soon after it opened for business.
In May 2005 they received the Older Worker and Exemplary Employer Award from the state’s Employment Development Department. The awards program honors businesses and individuals for their exemplary contributions to California’s communities and economy.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger praised Sequoia Senior Solutions, stating “In recognition of your outstanding efforts in sustaining California’s older workforce and the economic well-being of your community, the State of California is pleased to acknowledge your outstanding efforts in the hiring and retention of older workers and considers you a role model for all California employers”.
“These awards really mean that our company is a good place to work, especially for middle aged and retired people who want to stay active and contribute to the community while earning an income,” said Lawson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company.
In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Sequoia Senior Solutions was further honored for quality of service to its clients and customer satisfaction. The Pinnacle Quality Certificate is awarded annually by Pinnacle Consulting of Salt Lake City in recognition of consistence in excellence, achievement, and commitment to high levels of service and customer satisfaction. In the customer survey Sequoia Senior Solutions rose above Pinnacle’s charted national average and their “best in class” category.
The caring service of Sequoia Senior Solutions makes it possible for the elderly to maintain as much independence as possible, by providing the appropriate in home assistance and companionship.
For more information on the company, services and employment opportunities, go to http://www.sequoiaseniorsolutions.com or call Stanton Lawson at 707-763-6600.