Cesar started Companions Forever over 10 years ago when he couldn’t find reliable care for his Grandmother. Since then, Cesar has grown Companions Forever to be Connecticut’s Senior Care Service, spanning the Hartford and New Haven areas. Cesar believes in hiring qualified caregivers and transparency in care for loved ones. Cesar is currently focused on our new office building in Newington and can be seen around the community with his 3 young children.
Veronica has been with the agency since the start and focuses on Client Relations, working hard to make sure every senior has the quality care they need. She also speaks 3 languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) and is knowledgeable on state programs. Veronica makes regular house visits to clients, ensuring that each senior’s plan of care is up to date with their needs. You can usually see Vero and her kids at local Wethersfield events.
Jacquelyn started her career as a hospice caretaker and has been an HR professional for over 20 years. Her expertise has helped Companions Forever develop one of the strongest training programs for caregivers in the state; along with raising our stature at the Dept. of Labor. Jackie is currently developing our TRUST program and Caregiver Safety Committee. She sometimes brings in amazing hot-wings her co-workers devour in minutes.
Darlene is our newest team member in the Hartford County area. Hailing from Connecticut Community Care, Darlene brings years of experience to Companions Forever. She has two daughters and an adorable dog named bubblegum.
Pamela is part of our Client Relations team and began her career as one of our caregivers. With her experience as a caregiver, she is able to provide the ultimate care based on each client’s needs. Her devotion to her clients is unparallel and Pamela makes sure they are happy with their caregivers. Pamela is bilingual and is attending college for her social work degree.
Cori is one of our new Client Relations team members, having come from Connecticut Community Care, Inc. She has a wealth of knowledge on how state programs work and years of experience helping seniors one on one. Cori frequently goes on home visits, always checking up on her clients to make sure they are happy and healthy. Cori lives in Wallingford with her young daughter and Restaurateur husband.
Rikia recently joined our team, coming from Western Connecticut Agency on Aging (WCAAA). Rikia was a fantastic Care Manager and is now taking those skills and experience to expand our services into Waterbury and surrounding towns. She lives in Waterbury with her family and young son.
Client Relations - New Haven
Dee is our New Haven Client Relations team member and has over 15 years of experience in the elderly home care agency. She is 100% committed to the seniors we care for and is always there to support the caregivers who take care of them. Companions Forever is growing in the New Haven area with Dee’s help and her experience working within the community and State programs is unmatched. Dee resides in the Branford area with her children.
Margie is our hiring recruiter and Human Resource specialist. Margie has 10+ years of experience matching caregivers to seniors along with end-to-end recruitment strategies. Margie is bilingual and lives with her family in Newington.
Rafal is our Billing/Accountant team member and has been with Companions Forever since the beginning, meeting Cesar at the local Oakland Soccer club in Wethersfield. Rafal makes sure that all of our billing for private and state clients is updated regularly and he also works on all accounting aspects of the company. He also enjoys pizza.
Jai recently joined our team as a Coordinator. She works closely with Veronica, making sure clients are being serviced and are receiving quality care from their caregivers. You might get Jai when you give us a call, she is bilingual and helps clients understand their daily care. Jai loves cooking and taking care of her cats and plants.
Daniel is our Quality Control team member, working on scheduling and making sure caregivers are clocking in and out of their shifts correctly. He deals with a lot of information and is our SanData (State System) expert. Daniel is fluent in English and Spanish as well and provides excellent phone support to our caregivers out in the field. He also loves puppies.
Human Resources Assistant
Hannah assists Margie with recruitment of caregivers. Hannah uses her marketing skills to find excellent caregivers. She resides in New Britain and enjoys doing marathons with her brother.
Juan does all of the Payroll for Companions Forever. He also works with Daniel on Quality Control. He is the point of contact for new hires setting up their Direct Deposit and makes sure all employees are paid accordingly and clock in and out of their shifts correctly. Juan is currently attending school for Accounting and plays soccer regularly.