Shining Star Recognition

Shining Star Recognition

Profile of A Shining Star


Freddy Rodriguez, a beloved caregiver with VNA Private Duty, and Martha Estes, Manager of VNA Private Duty Care

Freddy has been a VNA private duty caregiver for 10 years. Recently, a very grateful client and his wife recognized Freddy as their “Shining Star” because they are so appreciative of the care Freddy provides:

“He is respectful and responds to my husband’s health challenges with professionalism, understanding, patience, and kindness. As well as our regularly scheduled visits, Freddy is always willing to extend himself to help out when a need arises. He has graciously accompanied us to the LA County Fair and the botanical gardens in Claremont. His presence made it possible for me to relinquish some of my responsibilities as my husband’s caregiver for that period of time and freed us up to just enjoy ourselves. We are blessed to have Freddy in our lives; he is very dear to us.”

Note: In addition to all the client care needs that Private Duty caregivers provide in the home, they also accompany clients to weddings, funerals, family celebrations, or special outings. Our caregivers do not provide transportation, but are trained to assist or transfer clients into cars.

Thank a Special Caregiver Through the Shining Star Program

Honor an exceptional VNA Caregiver and share your story. Express your appreciation for a particular physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain, home health aide, or volunteer through the VNA Shining Star program. Our Shining Star program offers families a way to say “thank you” with a charitable gift. Your VNA Shining Star will be notified of your gift, will receive a custom-crafted Shining Star lapel pin to wear as a symbol of pride in service, and will be recognized by his/her supervisor.

As a nonprofit organization, VNA supports the community with our Charitable Care Fund and Claremont Hospice Home opening in 2016. A tax-deductible gift through VNA’s Shining Star program enables VNA to assist patients with limited financial resources.

Honor a Shining Star

If you would like to honor your own special caregiver or have questions about the program, please call at 909-447-7333 or email at