- Early Childhood & Family Support
- Homelessness Youth Continuum
- Intervention & Treatment
- Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
- Camp Spaulding
A Helping Hand
Did you know that Waypoint has a Home Care program? In fact, it’s one of the largest in New Hampshire, and is the fastest growing program at Waypoint. It is currently offered in Manchester, Concord and Nashua areas.
Led by Dottie Gove and Sharon Fredette, the team serves more than 700 seniors and adults with disabilities. As New Hampshire has the fourth oldest median age in the country but the second-lowest budget for community-based care, the need for their services is crucial.
Over 100 skilled and dedicated caregivers assist clients with tasks of daily living, including homemaking, personal care, light meal preparation, grocery shopping, and transportation for essential errands. Home health aides and registered nurses are available to help clients who have chronic illnesses and medical concerns to navigate their health and wellness needs.
Before joining Waypoint, Sharon was a legal secretary for eight years in a large Boston law firm. She enjoyed her work but knew there was something more fulfilling out there. While working full-time, she attended nursing school at night to receive her associate’s degree. After receiving her degree, she moved to New Hampshire and began her nursing career at Hillsborough County Nursing Home where she worked for 13 years. Then, she joined Waypoint, first as a part-time visiting nurse in the Healthy Families program and then as a nurse in the Home Care program. Now, having received her bachelor’s degree and served as Waypoint’s Home Care manager for four years, she’s stepping into the role of Home Care director, as long-time director, Dottie Gove, retires.
“Our goal in the Home Care program is to keep everyone living independently at home as long as they are safe and able to do so,” Sharon said. “Our skilled and compassionate caregivers go above and beyond to help clients navigate their health and wellness. The joy and gratitude that our clients express for these services is immeasurable.”
The Home Care team is truly united. They take pride in providing a flexible, friendly and supportive work environment to meet the needs of clients and employees, as well. The work can be challenging, but extremely rewarding!
“It takes a special kind of person to do this work,” Sharon adds, “and at Waypoint, we have the best of the best doing it!”
There is currently a great demand for great caregivers in this area, so if you’re looking for a career helping older adults and adults with disabilities to remain independent in their home, please consider joining our team.
Check out our Careers page.
On the evening of March 20, hundreds of brave souls will spend a night out in the cold to raise awareness and funds to aid homeless youth and prevent homelessness in NH.