I’m delighted to tell you that we have some of the most knowledgeable, competent and caring individuals on staff that I have ever met in my 30 years as a nurse.
I’ve been a nurse for more than 30 years. Almost all of those years were spent managing other health care professionals in the home care field. We’ve seen it all. We’ve done it all. There’s virtually no problem we haven’t encountered before. So we can assure you we’ll help you confront almost any concern you may have.
Bonnie Prouty, LPN
Bonnie is our Bridges Manager, overseeing many of the daily services provided by Bridges. She’s been a home care nurse for more than 25 years… and with us for ten.
Bonnie became a nurse because she loved the way her mom cared for folks and wanted to emulate this. Every day, Bonnie saw the kind of work her mom did in helping others. She wanted that kind of career, too.
Julie works very closely with our aides to make their schedules fit their needs as well as the client needs. It is a monumental task which Julie completes with aplomb. It’s no wonder, really, because she was an aide before she became a scheduling professional!
Julie has an Associates degree in accounting, which probably helps her no end when having to meld people, places, care levels and shifts, 24-hours a day,
You might say elder care is in her genes. She took care of her own grandmother when she was growing up, “I always wanted to help people who couldn’t help themselves.’ As a result, Julie became a private care aide herself. Julie doesn’t just work for us. She’s a wife and a mom to 2 kids…. 3, if you include her husband. “My life revolves around cheerleading, swimming and our yearly Disney trip!” We are delighted to have Julie on our team.
Linda has been with Bridges for almost 10 years, she wears many hats. Besides being our HR manager, she is versed in almost every aspect of the running of Bridges. She works with new aides, handles much of our HR protocol and looks after a lot of the administrative tasks needed to make Bridges function the way it does.
You would never guess, from Linda’s start in life, that she would wind up working for the elderly. She started in the travel business… both as an independent agent and in a corporate travel capacity. That led to a position in the pre-surgery department at Highland Hospital… a job that sparked her interest in caring for others… especially seniors. It was an easy transition from hospital administration to senior living care, especially as her parents aged and needed more attention. Linda has the kindest heart and a very tender approach to our family here.
Today, Linda’s family ranges from 20 to 11 years old, so she’s busy… with us and them! When you call Bridges, you’re likely to encounter Linda first. We plan it that way, You’ll like her, Promise.
Trisha Petit (COTA)
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Trish works in our sister company, The Bridges of Mendon, as our Activities Director. But she’s a part of Serenity, too! While Trish started her career in the hospitality business, she wanted more. So, she went back to school and got her COTA professional designation. That led her down a path that brought her to us. As Trish tells it… one day she was searching for a new job and saw our posting for an Activities Director. Living in Mendon, she jumped at the chance to work near her home. And we jumped at the chance to hire Trish!
She just loves to get people up and moving! Her philosophy is: Keep going!
When Trish isn’t helping out clients, she takes care of 3 dogs, 1 cat and 1 husband.