In October of 2013, Lou Giampa celebrated his 16-year anniversary of working as a portfolio manager on Wall Street. But that same year, when his grandmother was diagnosed with brain cancer, Giampa said he felt compelled to do something for his ailing relative. That “something” was leaving his Wall Street finance job, getting his Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) certification and becoming a caregiver for his grandmother.
“When I was younger, I had another grandmother who was living in a nursing home, and I used to visit her often,” said Giampa. “Unfortunately, we weren’t happy with the level care that she was receiving in that particular facility. When my other grandmother fell ill about a year ago, we knew that we wanted to give her a different kind of care, and I saw how much better her life could be receiving home care.”
“I made a huge life change leaving my job so I could do something that made me happy,” Giampa said. “Caregiving helped alleviate the pressure on my family and ultimately, it was a better option for my grandmother. With Right at Home, I’m now able to give something back to the community and make others happy, too.”
Lou is a New York State (NYS) Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) who volunteers in hospitals and nursing homes throughout Westchester County. He also volunteers with the Alzheimer's Association, Meals on Wheels, the SPRYE group and speaks to the Aging in Place in White Plains community.