Evergreen Hamlets care givers profiled in video
Danielle Wright is a third generation care giver who works at Evergreen Hamlets. She was recently interviewed by the BCCPA as part of our ongoing series helping to profile the excellent work care givers do throughout the province each day.
“My grandmother started, then my aunt. I followed suit as soon as I was old enough to get into the school,” states Wright. “I’ve always had a drive to help people. It’s always been in my nature.”
Evergreen Hamlets at Fleetwood is a Adult Care Community located in Surrey, BC. They are members of the BCCPA and specialize in Residential Care for Adults with Brain Injury, Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. They offer a supportive environment where residents can live a meaningful life and reach their own personal potential through supportive care that normalizes their experiences. They encourage their residents to “Act their Age” by promoting activities that reflect the fact that the majority of their residents are young in age and at heart.
Evergreen Hamlets has both publicly funded and private beds, and works with various funding partners, including the Health Authorities, Community Living BC (CLBC), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), the Ministry of Housing and Social Development, WorkSafeBC, ICBC and Private Insurers to meet the varied needs of their residents.
Their vision is to create a center of excellence in the provision of care to young adults living with chronic conditions. A large team of professional and community alliances, including the Huntington’s Clinic at UBC, round off their attentive and dedicated staff, making this vision a reality. Evergreen Hamlets recognizes that residents are part of their larger community so relationships with families, friends and community partners are encouraged.
“People are nice to me. They appreciate what I’m doing for them,” says care giver Daisy Guevara who is also profiled.
As the video concludes, Wright smiles and states “they are my second family. Really, so it’s good.”
– Produced by NFB filmmaker Joe Moulins for the Seniors Care HR Planning Committee. Funding for this project was provided by the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.