Melissa Benson became a caregiver because she has always enjoyed helping people. She has worked as a Personal Care Attendant for the VNA and UVM Medical Center, working with individuals with diversified needs, including patients with dementia, ICU, Trauma, and Fanny Allen Rehab Center. She enjoys going into clients’ homes, spending time getting to know them and their families, and helping to brighten their days.
Melissa began working for Silver Leaf in 2016. Her patience and calm manner make her a good match for her dementia / Alzheimer clients, who she enjoys the most. She says, “Each client is so different from the next and I always learn something from each one.”
Melissa's 3-year-old son enjoys visiting clients with her, always willing to share his snacks and eliciting smiles!