We chose Christi Butler and Ashley Gustafson for the "Employees of the Quarter" because of the amazing job they are doing for our clients. They are hardworking ladies and actual powerhouses that are currently working with two clients in Maine. They show extreme compassion and empathy to these folks. It is so touching!
They put in almost seven days a week, two shifts a day with a bedbound husband and wife. We have been receiving excellent feedback from the family as well as from the nurses that work with the clients! We are so proud of them. They are a great addition to the Cahoon Care Associates of Maine team.
Christi Butler took her CNA class 19 years ago when a junior in high school. She has been continuing in this profession ever since.Christi's work history includes doing in-home health care, working at Sonogee Care Facility as CRMA and Team Leader, helping run an adult daycare center at Birch Bay Village, and even helping run a daycare center for a few years. Her heart always belonged to home care, though, and she eventually moved back into working with the elderly again. Christi started with Cahoon Care in July 2020.
Ashley Gustafson started caregiving 17 years ago. Her grandfather had become ill and she assisted her family members with taking care of him. After working with him over the years, she fell in love with caring for people and the elderly. She started with Cahoon Care in July 2020.
One story illustrates exactly what type of care these two ladies provide for their clients. One day they sat outside on the clients' porch and opened a whole cooler full of crabs so they could make them crab bisque, crab salad, and all sorts of good food made of crab that they loved to eat. Christi also made the husband pies, which he loved as well.
One of the clients' sons contacted us with the following accolades: "I want to thank Christi and Ashley for their superb care of [my parents]. [We] saw every day how they both went way beyond in taking care of our parents. Thank you so much for caring for them with such kindness and love. You both are amazing people."
Thank you, Christi and Ashley!!