Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NYT Story About Caregiver's Clever Ways of Keeping Elderly Mother Off Roads

My Solution to the Driving Problem: Vandalism


Sneaking into my mother’s garage to disable the engine of her 1997 Honda Accord was not something I ever imagined doing in my role as daughter and caregiver of a parent in failing health.

I was prepared to help with medical appointments, groceries, finances and social and personal needs, and in myriad other ways to walk alongside my mother as she coped with a deteriorating body and a mind weakened by dementia.


Friday, May 13, 2011

May 2011 Employee of the Month: Sharonda Molborough

Sharonda began her career with Guardian Medical Monitoring in April of 2010 and in that short amount of time she has quickly proven to be a tremendous asset to the SIA Department.

Sharonda showed her true potential when she was tasked with scheduling the installation of nearly 1200 PERS units as part of a recent conversion. While we estimated that the conversion would take 6 to 8 weeks, Sharonda blew us away when she virtually completed the job in 4 weeks. This was in addition to her being able to keep up with her regular Ohio scheduling duties!

Sharonda has been able to build a great relationship with our main conversion contact and worked very closely with both companies' technicians to make the conversion run as smoothly as ever. In the one year that Sharonda has been with Guardian, she has proven over and over her dedication, her strong organizational skills and her willingness to step in when needed.

These skills were very valuable in helping her to quickly learn the daily operations of the SIA Department and she has become the go-to person to help cover scheduling for other team members when they are on vacation, as well as the Department expert on linking Tabsafe units. Sharonda is a key part of our team and we look forward to seeing her continued growth within the Department and Guardian as a whole.

Congratulations to Sharonda for a job well done. We are proud to name you Employee of the Month!