April 2021 Aide of the Month — Emily Rader
Updated: Jan 26, 2022
“It makes me happy taking care of my clients and knowing I’m there for them when they need me,” says our April Aide of Month, Emily Rader. Emily is an exceptional aide, and one of the most important aspects of her work is the mental health and happiness of her clients.
Emily knows that many of our clients have been compelled to give up the little things that make them feel like themselves, and her aim is to restore their confidence and sense of self. Whether it means getting them all dolled up, doing their hair or nails a certain way, or talking about the things they love most, Emily finds a way to give her clients a mental boost and an ear-to-ear smile. “It’s very rewarding to be able to help others get back to feeling like themselves.”
Emily knew early on that home care was a passion of hers. “I really like the idea of being able to help someone stay home instead of going into assisted living,” she says. “I know that it takes stress off of them knowing that they can be in their own house and being able to be around the things they know.” So, after finishing school, Emily went into home care. After a year and half, she left the field in favor of retail for about five years. “I did take care of family and friends here and there. And that’s what made me want to go back to it.” Emily’s love of being there for people who need her inspired her to get back into the career she loves. When a friend suggested CCOR, she applied, was hired, and very quickly proved herself to be an incredible asset to the company.
In her free time, Emily enjoys life in the country, raising her two beautiful children, Andrew, 12, and Jade, 11. She also enjoys diamond art, crocheting, and traveling. But the pursuit she enjoys the most is caring for others. “I really love doing my job. I don’t even consider it a job. I just love doing it.”