Wendy started working for Piedmont HomeHealth, Inc. as a CNA in 2013. After a just a few months with the company, her skills in understanding other people’s personalities and their likes and dislikes led to her moving from a position as a caregiver to working in the office. Today, Wendy takes care of matching up caregivers with clients and handling all of the scheduling & services, well as answering phones and doing all the work necessary to keep the office running.
“I’m really good at getting to know people,” Wendy says. “I’m always interested in learning more about a person and listening to their stories. It’s part of what led me to this job in the first place, my love for working with the elderly and listening to all they have to tell about life and their experiences. But now I get to put that to use, learning about our own caregivers and their strengths, and using that to match them up with a client where we hope they will build a great relationship.”
While Wendy spends her week in the office, she hasn’t let the patient care aspect of her job go totally. She can often be found filling in when needed on nights and weekends for our team of CNAs, helping out when someone needs some time off or has to take care of an emergency. “I love the opportunities I get to go out and work with clients,” Wendy says. “Not only is it fulfilling to me, to be able to help other people, but it gives me a chance to get to know them better, more than I can get from reading their care plan.”
A native of the Triad, Wendy is proud to be part of a hometown team. Born and raised in Germanton, she and her family now live in Tobaccoville, making Winston-Salem and its surrounding areas as much home to her as it is to our clients. Together with her husband and their two daughters, ages 15 and 10, the family enjoys being outdoors, whether it’s hiking Pilot Mountain or taking trips to the mountains and the beach, enjoying all of what North Carolina has to offer.