San Mateo County official lauds home care firm’s ‘exemplary service’
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, California— District 5 Supervisor David J. Canepa commended Alegre Home Care, on its 25th Anniversary and Christmas Party on Dec. 5 for helping shape the landscape of the home care industry by providing the utmost quality care to seniors and physically challenged individuals in and around the San Mateo County.
“Alegre Home Care’s commitment to providing high quality home care needs to individuals and families in San Mateo County is greatly appreciated,” Canepa said, handing a Certificate of Commendation to CEO Charles E. Symes II.
Canepa thanked at Alegre’s more than 200 workers, “who dedicate their time for being attentive caregivers,“ as the former Daly City Mayor, wished everyone to “have happy holiday season.”
“This is such an honor,” Symes said, “thank you everyone who made this night a milestone to remember.”
With eight offices in the Bay Area, Alegre Home Care has around 430 caregivers helping families cope with the activities of daily living, as well as the challenges that go with specific disabilities of the elderly population.
Alegre Home Care is one of the few LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender) companies serving a diverse population in the country.
The companygave special recognition to James Penalacia, for a very well-crafted website and design, without which all the online tools and marketing materials and paraphernalia will not be realized.
Symes also recognized the exemplary services of home care aides (HCAs) who, for decades, have showcased honesty, reliability and dedication at work— Alma Pecaoco (Employee of the Year- 18 years); Veronica Amoyen (20 years); Graciela Briones (23 years); Beatrice Clark (21 years); Antonia Jee (17 years); Maria Lacayo (19 years); Arnold Lazaro (20 years); Catherine Manio (22 years); Brian Novak-McSweeney (21 years); Coronacion Pico (16 years); Vilma Santo (19 years); Lean Tempongko (16 years); plus a host of other ‘ unsung heroes ‘ who currently help curb the caregiving industry in Northern California.
Symes has credited his managers and staff for working round-the-clock to ensure that the daily grind of services are met— Armida Calixto- Human Resources Director, San Francisco, with Ros Faugier- Care Manager; Rosa Torres- Care Manager; Marie Joson- Service Manager; Katie Haworth-Finance Director; Joanne Foy- Marketing Director; Gwen Chambers-Service Coordinator-Oakland; and, Siemara De Leon-Finance Clerk.
For the South Bay Team, covering the San Mateo and San Jose counties, Symes recognized the longtime service of Linda Harrison, Compliance and Risk Management Manager (over 20 years) as he extolled the efforts contributed by Rose Garcia-Paquette,Service Coordinator (Recruitment) and Sofia Swain-Campos, Service Coordinator (Scheduler), for running the gamut of tasks at hand.