Employees say they appreciate being regarded as a true professional and love the training that the company provides.
Caregiver Sally Pyne said the company is impressive with its range of training programs and opportunities available to help caregivers develop their abilities fully. Pyne, who has been an employee for 10 years, added that the training makes her feel great confidence, no matter what circumstance she faces with any client.
Another employee, Judy Packard, agreed that the company wants caregivers to reach their full potential. She said the programs run the gamut and she likes the nudge to continually upgrade training.
Founders of the company, CEO Gabriella Ambrosi and husband CFO Stanton Lawson, are very proud of their caregivers. They know they are the answer to what faces distressed Baby Boomers.
“We’re now calling it the ‘Sandwich Generation’ – those people who are still caring for their children when, at the same time, their parents also need help,” Lawson said. “When you combine that with a full time job, it is simply too much for one family to take care of. They need outside help.”
The company — headquartered in Petaluma, California — has a broad geographic reach. It serves these counties in their entirety: Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Solano, Lake and Mendocino.
“Sequoia Senior Solutions takes a great deal of pride in the training we offer our caregivers,” Lawson said.
The company’s Certified Companion Aide program provides a solid training on all aspects of In-Home Care. This is followed up by specialization courses in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, arthritis, diabetes and other senior-related diseases.
“The company included me in some of their plans for the future and always made me feel like I was a valued employee,” Pyne said. “I have always enjoyed caring for and making people’s lives better. What makes working for this company fit with me personally is the level of sharing of information, ideas, praise, encouragement and training. But it’s also the feeling of family in general. They make me feel like we’re family.”