September 13, 2007:
Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc., provider of in-home care for seniors in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties, has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay.
The award was announced today at a reception sponsored by the North Bay Business Journal at Petaluma’s Sheraton Sonoma County.
Sequoia Senior Solutions is one of 43 businesses from Marin, Napa and Sonoma that were voted Best Places to Work by their employees in the Business Journal’s second annual survey of North Bay workers.
“This award means that our caregivers love what they do; and happy caregivers make for happy clients,” said Gabriella Ambrosi, Sequoia Senior Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is a strong indication that our company is fulfilling 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” 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 some 130 qualified caregivers serving seniors throughout the three-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 March 2006, 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 consistent 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.