Testimonials from members of our team
Testimonial from a summer student
Enrichment, fulfillment and discovery are the words that come to mind when I think of the summer I spent with Les Aidants Naturels du Haut-Saint-Laurent. From my first day with my new team, I felt welcomed and appreciated. During my eight weeks at work, I made incredible connections with my colleagues, but also with the caregivers and the loved one’s.
I have been fortunate to meet some of the caregivers through coffee meetings, our wellness activities and comfort phone call’s. The dedication and resilience of the caregivers touched me greatly. Several caregivers have told me about the help they have received from our organization, which has made me realize the impact that listening, guidance and support has in the life of a caregiver. Although our team provides help for caregivers, I also realized that this work goes beyond that. The caregivers that I have met have made me discover caregiving as I had never known it before, a gift of self, a constant surpassing and resilience.
I also had the chance to learn more about the daily life of the loved one’s through my role as a care provider. The cared for, although struggling with certain cognitive and/or degenerative diseases, have always welcomed me into their homes with open arms and a smile. I am convinced that the various activities, conversations, and beautiful moments spent with them during my visits have made a difference in their daily lives.
Finally, I had the opportunity to organize four wellness activities that were offered to the community. During the preparation of these activities, I had the chance to meet many people from the region. Buiness owners, citizens, colleagues, and wellness teachers all contributed in their own way to the realization and success of these activities. The community of the Haut-Saint-Laurent is united and unique. To sum up, I would like to thank each person I met during my time at Les Aidants Naturels du Haut-Saint-Laurent, my passion for the helping others has only grown.
– Maude Tremblay
Testimonial from a Respite care-provider
It is a wonderful feeling to know that I am making a difference in a caregiver’s life. It is a position that teaches one so much, I find that I am always learning new things and growing as a person -each client has their own unique challenges.
ANHSL is a great organization to work for – as an employee I receive training to help me be my best as an accompanist, and everyone in the office is always available to answer any questions or concerns that I have and provide support when needed. My fellow accompanists are friendly, compassionate and caring people. It is a joy when we have the opportunity to spend time together. I have been working with ANHSL for eleven years and I can honestly say that I am still so happy to be with them in my role as an accompanist.
– Rebecca Cullen