A caring mother of two sons, Teresita Reyes has longed for a better life for her family. For a while she lived away from her husband who had migrated 2 years ahead of them. Being away from her husband was extremely difficult for her as she wasn’t able to bear the loneliness. On March of 2001, Teresita and her kids finally decided to move to the US.
While living in the States, she had a longing for caring for others though she did not finish a healthcare-related degree. The reason she chose caregiving as a career is simply because of her love and desire to help people in need.
“I do not regret every moment of being a caregiver. The profession not only fulfills my love of caring for others but has proved to be very rewarding. Caregiving has not only given me the chance to fulfill my calling but has also given me an opportunity to be able to provide education for my kids. Both of them have now graduated high school. The elder of the two is now working as a Sous Chef in a hotel in Santa Monica while the other is now studying to be an aviation mechanic.” says Teresita.
When asked why she chose to become a 1Heart Caregiver she says that she finds the staff very pleasing and accommodating. “I’m so happy to be part of this great agency because they take good care of their employees.”
Her advice sums up what is also essential to the profession. “Working with a lot of love and patience for a patient is the key in becoming an outstanding caregiver. I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity to care and serve the elderly.”
“I love Tess. Tess is great! She is my very first caregiver and she’s been with me since the very beginning, since 2011. She’s been like a sister to me. She cooks and she is a great baker.” – Peggy Burgess
For being one of 1Heart’s best, Teresita Reyes deserves to be featured in this month’s Caregiver Spotlight.
Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of 1Heart Caregiver Services. Recently offering 1Heart franchise business opportunities to the public, Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its goal of making a positive difference in the homecare industry. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S. Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 25 years, with 15 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. She has been the recipient of several awards given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts, and entertainment. She has also been honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles, and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.