She then moved to Oregon to be closer to her mother and grandmother, and worked for Signature Home Care in health and hospice for two years, and in marketing for Home Health and Hospice, before being recruited to join Cedar Sinai Park in 2017 as its director of Sinai In-Home Care.
Rachael was approached by a recruiter in 2017 to apply to Cedar Sinai Park, and attended our grand re-opening.
“I spent some time with the staff wandering around,” said Rachael. “And I decided I wanted to work here. I had already interviewed and it solidified the feeling of camaraderie and atmosphere that were so important to me. You don’t always get that sense of belonging and as I walked around, I decided I want to work with these people.”
As Sinai In-Home Care Director, Rachael supervises a team of caregivers providing care to elders in their homes, including residents at Rose Schnitzer Manor, and the Harold Schnitzer Center for Living. Rachael recruits, onboards, and trains Cedar Sinai Park caregivers, and then carefully matches caregivers with elders to help with whatever is needed: tasks such as laundry, medications, bathing and grooming, light housework, errands, field trips, playing games, etc. One current caregiver is helping a client write a book.
“We think it’s our personal interactions that make Sinai In-Home Care special,” said Rachael. “We really think about the connections and what will make for a good fit when matching caregivers with our elders. It’s the most heartwarming part when you can make that connection and both parties are happy, which makes you feel really good. It’s a beautiful thing when it works well, because many folks want to stay in their home and be as independent as possible, and we can help with those moments that make their goal a reality.