Silver Leaf History
Finding a Calling – Patty Bergeron’s
Silver Leaf History: Silver Leaf In-Home Care founder and owner Patty Bergeron was born and raised in Vermont. She majored in Business Administration/Human Resource Development at Trinity College of Vermont. She graduated from Trinity’s rigorous Women’s Small Business Project for a proposed operation of a Level IV Residential Care home. She completed a private in-service program for nurse’s training through Associates in Comprehensive Nursing Care.
One of Patty’s early clients was a disabled adult with traumatic brain injury. For four years she managed the guardianship of his finances, casework services and rehabilitation. After receiving several new requests for in-home care, Patty expanded her operations by hiring two additional caregivers, and her business was off and running and has been growing steadily ever since.
Since 1996, Patty and her dedicated staff have been meeting the needs of Vermont’s elderly, as well as those recovering from surgery or who have disabilities. Patty Bergeron has a deep commitment to each of her clients and their well being. She is particularly adept at matching experienced caregivers to each particular client and their situation.
Our family is so happy with the excellent care management you have provided for Ann. When we needed to make arrangements for Ann’s full time care, it was very difficult to know how to proceed. Your agency was highly recommended, and the recommendation was well-founded. From our first meeting, I knew that Silver Leaf was for us! Your professionalism and level of care is outstanding.
Sharron A., Colchester, VT, niece of client
The Personal Touch
Unlike the larger care placement franchises, Patty continues to act as case manager for her clients after care-giving arrangements are in place. She personally visits each client regularly to ensure they are getting their needs met and are happy with their caregiver. She also is the key point of contact for families, providing regular updates on changes in a client’s needs or condition.
Patty’s chosen career path continues to fulfill her in many ways. As she says, “I love the connection I have with my clients and their families, and I love it when my clients share with me how much they love their caregivers. It is such a rewarding feeling to know that I made a difference in their lives, providing them with a sense of well-being, happiness and most importantly, trust in me and my caregivers.”