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On March 27, 2019 Ric Williams was recognized by over 200 of his peers and colleagues from across the Commonwealth at Pennsylvania Homecare Association Direct Care Worker Event. The day was culminated as Ric passed on the prestigious award of the 2018 Direct Care Worker of the Year to the 2019 recipient. His speech and encouragement to his peers was heartfelt. “Live each day with love in your heart and enjoy it”, he instructed. Words of wisdom he not only uses with his family but now has passed on to other aides throughout the Commonwealth.



Extended Family Care is honored to have employed Ric for the past 17 years and its 2019 nominee, Adriana Mesa for the past 21 years. Adriana is a valuable member of the Allentown branch and has received the company’s nomination due to her dedication and loyalty to each client she services. The branch’s Administrator, Carole Chiego, attended the event in support of her prized employee. “Adriana needs to be spotlighted”, Carole said. “She demonstrates respect in all she does for her clients. She treats them all as if they were truly her own family and in return her clients feel the same for her. We have received countless compliments over the years from clients and families, regarding the care Adriana provides and how she represents our company as a caring and compassionate professional”, Carole stated.

Her clients have expressed their gratitude of Adriana through testimonials citing her as “professional, reliable, hardworking, and compassionate”. Such traits in an employee will always contribute to the success of a company. Extended Family Care is pleased to have employed both Ric and Adriana for such a long period of time. “Longevity in a field of constant turnover can say a lot about the person and the Company”, said Stephen Sternbach, President and CEO of the parent company, Star Multi Care Services. “We feel blessed to have such wonderful employees who care about their clients, their co-workers, and also value the work ethic”, he continued.

Extended Family Care has offices in Allentown, Lancaster and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is always searching for professionals with a caring heart and strong work ethic to join their team. Information can be found at www.extendedfamilycare.com or by calling 1-888-660-6478.

If you or a loved one are considering Caregiver Services in Pittsburgh PA, please call and talk to the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh at (412) 693-6009. We will answer all of your questions.
About the author: Laura Partridge
Laura Partridge, the Business Development Manager for Star Multi Care Services has been with the company since 2002. Prior to her current role, she had served as the Administrator of the Pittsburgh branch for 10 years, as well as holding positions within health systems in New York and Pennsylvania as a Nursing Home Administrator and Regional Director of Operations of Independent and Assisted Living facilities. Laura has earned her MBA in Health Care Administration from Canisius College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Laura has sat on three Professional Advisory Committees throughout the community, has been on the Board of Directors for a non-profit nursing home, and currently acts as an Advisory Board Member for both the Alliance for Community Respite Care and Gateway Health Plan. She is also an active committee member of the Southwestern PA Partnership on Aging, Twilight Wish Foundation and North Allegheny baseball, softball and lacrosse Boosters. Community Engagement and Education has been her passion and she enjoys teaching opportunities for the American Red Cross and a local community college as well as collaborative grant writing with various healthcare and education partners. Raising four active children with her husband Brian, she seems to spend more free time on fields and courts than she does at home. Although they live in Pittsburgh, you will never see a Steelers logo in their home. Instead, the Bills, Sabres and some Pirates gear are more often visible. “My empathy is always for the underdog. They usually work harder than everyone else.”. –Laura Partridge Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele