Native Lincolnite Sarah Pappas is a true believer in kindness and making a difference. After a successful 27-year career as a corporate meeting planner, she felt called to serve others. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the elderly particularly hard, she embarked on a journey to help seniors live out their best lives at home.
With gratitude, Sarah’s life experience has prepared her to expertly care for seniors and families in Sarpy and Cass counties while providing caregivers with an opportunity for a fulfilling career.
I feel strongly that the best place for seniors is to be in their home environment where they’re most comfortable and where they’re most familiar because they’re going to thrive at home.
Cami Delgado entered the healthcare field over three years ago, caring for individuals in a hospital setting while attaining her CNA license. Cami’s role is to match our amazing care advocates with clients to ensure a great fit and the best possible outcomes. Before joining us she lived in Norfolk, Nebraska where she spent a successful year in a similar role.
Cami loves traveling, sports, and the outdoors.
I love my job, there is nothing more satisfying than building strong connections with all my amazing care advocates, giving them the tools to succeed. Together we make a great team.
I live by the three things my grandma always told me, the Grandma Carol Rules: Just because you think something should be a certain way does not mean it is the right way. Just because you do something a certain way does not mean it’s the right way. You do not need to say everything you think.
Casey Sova has spent her career working with seniors in various settings, including long-term care, assisted living facilities, hospice, home health, and nonmedical home care. She’s been successful in this industry because of her kind heart, sense of humor, brilliance, and can-do attitude.
The reason Casey is perfect for her role at HomeCare Advocacy Network is that her top priority aligns with our team’s number one core value, to “pursue the genuine success of others.” This includes the care advocates, team members, and clients and their family members whom Casey advocates for daily.
One of my greatest joys has always been spending time with Seniors. Quality of life, dignity, and respect are always gifts worth giving. I have been blessed to be part of both the giving and receiving. I have learned that there is so much benefit and growth that come personally from just being in the presence of those that are ahead of me in life’s journey.
I have learned that there is so much benefit and growth that come personally from just being in the presence of those that are ahead of me in life’s journey.
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Patty was raised in a tight-knit, multi-generational family and soaked up love and wisdom from the oldest in her circle. Thanks to this, she developed a deep appreciation, respect and admiration for seniors.
Throughout her life she has enjoyed helping people of all ages in all stages of life, but her passion has remained caring for those who have lived the longest. Patty’s family instilled in her a sense of responsibility to care for her elders. To her, that means helping people stay in their home as long as possible. She is excited to hire and train caregivers that will serve the family in their home and enrich their lives.
Nothing fills me with joy as much as being the person seniors can rely on to provide them with outstanding care.
To be the foremost provider of meaningful and results-oriented home care connections for seniors and their loved ones.
Arming today’s spectrum of caregiving associates with hope, high-impact resources, and the promise of a better tomorrow.
I decided to get my CNA and go into caregiving because it’s something I grew up with. From a young age, I took care of my grandma. Helping others in this way is something I’ve always liked doing.
Helping others makes me feel good. I love working with people and developing great communication with them. I am motivated when I become close with a client and see improvements in their well-being.
I’ve worked in customer service for a long time at Hy-Vee and Fareway grocery stores. I’ve realized my calling as an LPN. I really like the feeling of helping people in a very meaningful way, and I’m excited that being a caregiver with HCAN gives me that opportunity.
I like that HCAN supports my dream to get my LPN. I like working with older adults in their homes, helping them live there safely. I love doing different activities with my clients and helping make them happier. Overall, I really enjoy getting to know my clients and their families!
I’m currently in school studying Health Sciences. My goal is to be a surgical technician. Being a caregiver while in school is the perfect fit for me and it’s giving me great exposure for what’s to come in my professional career. I have my CNA license and paired with HCAN Sarpy’s amazing training program, I felt prepared right away to care for clients. I’ve since grown in my role as a Caregiver, and I’ve developed strong bonds with my clients. I think of my clients and me as a mini family, since we spend so much time together and I’m there for them however they need me. I am energized by helping people and absolutely love what I’m doing.
We all came from somewhere. Somewhere that landed us here. There’s a reason our HCAN team works with aging adults – because we all had an HCAN Hero. HCAN Heroes is our story series, celebrating and honoring loved ones who came before us.
HCAN team member Nigel O’Mahony was kind enough to share the story of his grandpa Johnny, the best painter in Cork, Ireland, through the ’60s.