Violeta is a member of the Housekeeping team at the Leavitt Family Jewish Home. She joined the team 3 years ago, after working for over 20 years at Vibra in Springfield.
Violeta was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She first came to the US to help care for family member. She liked it here, and soon after, met her husband. They married, and have three children, two daughters and one son.
Violeta enjoys working at JGS. “It’s like a second home to me, “she explained. “It feels like family. I enjoy meeting new people and I meet a lot of different people here. I like when the residents talk to me. When I’m cleaning their room, they feel comfortable with me. They thank me and they tell me their stories. With all the deaths we have had, I’m thinking about all the families. It’s so sad. We miss them so much.”
Violeta tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. After she recovered she looked forward to coming back to work. “I like to help,” she expressed, “and they need me here. I wear all the protective equipment. I’m OK now. “
We so appreciate Violeta for her commitment to the care and well-being of our residents. Violeta and the rest of our Housekeeping staff develop many meaningful relationships with our residents. These relationships have been especially important during these past weeks when families were not been able to visit their loved ones. Thank you Violeta for treating our residents like family and for providing them with a clean and safe environment, and a place that feels like home.
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