2019 SCHA Awards
Outstanding Caregiver

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Ulisses Silva Ulisses Silva

Ulisses Silva

Position: Home Care Aide

Organization: 24 Hour Home Care


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Ulisses was born and raised in Orange County. He got his professional start in the restaurant industry while attending automotive school. He soon realized that he didn’t want to pursue the automotive career and decided instead to pursue more impactful work. He decided to switch gears and began working in the healthcare industry. Ulisses has a natural gift for making others feel better and put that trait to work through his pursuits in the healthcare industry. Ulisses began going to school to get his LVN license and became a caregiver while working towards his license. He has impacted countless seniors all while getting his LVN degree which exemplifies the hardworking, caring person that he is.

Describe how your Nominee has exceeded his or her Job Description, becoming a hero to you or others. Provide an example or as much detail as possible of the things that they do that go above and beyond their job description.
Ulisses has been a caregiver for 7 years and has helped so many seniors in the community. He’s the caregiver that was always requested to come back again because he works hard to make a connection with his client’s and provide the help they need. He has worked with the same family for the past 3 years and they consider him “part of the family now”. When he first started working with this particular client the client had just come home from the hospital and had a feeding tube. The doctor’s told the family that it would take him a couple years to get back to eating and drinking without the tube. With the help of Ulisses’ dedication and encouragement the client was beginning to eat and drink within just a couple months! One of Ulisses favorite parts about being a caregiver is the fulfillment that he gets by making and impact in the lives of his clients. He attended an Multiple Sclerosis event to assist with getting the attendee’s in/out of their vehicles so that they could attend. He said “every person I helped that day was so thankful that I was there, and that felt really good”. When you think of a caregiver you think of someone with a big heart and willingness to help others and Ulisses takes that to the next level. Anyone that knows him will tell you that you can see his big heart the minute you meet him. I believe he is more than deserving of an outstanding caregiver award for his dedication, hard work, and passion for what he does and continues to do every day.