Roel Mitchell, Home Health Aide (HHA) Employee of the month!

Roel Mitchell, Home Health Aide (HHA) specializing in caring for victims of violence

For some, caregiving as a profession is a choice, for others, a calling. For Roel Mitchell, HHA, it’s both. In recognition of his skills and compassion, Harriott Home Health Services has selected Roel as their employee of the month. 

Roel chose to become a home health aide when Weaver High School in Hartford offered it as a  summer program after graduation. Instead of choosing classes in mechanics, he followed his passion for helping others. While he recognized this instinct at the young age, it was his mother and sister who nurtured it as they both worked in the HHA profession. “I saw the work they did as HHA’s and I knew that was what I wanted for myself so I completed the program and I’ve been doing this work ever since” he stated. 

Roel is now an HHA with 17 years of experience gained through working in hospitals and homecare. While he has cared for clients from all walks of life, one contribution is how he cares for survivors of violence in their homes. I spoke with Roel after he had just returned from his client’s home, a young man whose life was drastically changed forever by a bullet that left him paralyzed from the waist down. “I’ve been with my guy for a long time and I see him 7 days a week to help him get out of bed and ready to start a new day, it is a relationship built on trust, that I am there and everything is safe”. When I asked Roel what he says or does to encourage patients victimized by violence he spoke of positive aspects, he bragged of his patient’s strengths, both the physical and emotional – “my guy is strong, we practice movement so he can sometimes move himself from bed to a chair, and whenever he gets the blues I encourage him to have faith, and not to let stress get the best of him, that he matters”. 

Roel prides himself on his natural instinct to help people, and how rewarding it is to rehabilitate patients in their homes. He spoke of an elderly wheelchair bound client who over the years, little by little, progressed to a walker and then up on his feet, and then to driving. He helped his client become more independent.

When I asked Roel what he thinks is overlooked in the work that HHA’s perform it only took a second for him to respond. “Time, the time it takes to build trust in a relationship, but with patience it eventually comes together, so if I can help a patient do better and make their situation better, I am all for it”. 

After we completed the interview I couldn’t help but think that if every person reached out and made one new connection by just talking to an HHA about the work they do, the world would be a better place. 

A. Siobhan Thompson reporting for HHHS

At Home Vaccine Services

Harriott Home Health is going door-to-door giving people their booster shots.

We administered thousands of vaccines during the past year, and now we are expanding.

Harriott Home Health provides vaccines for anyone who can’t leave their home.

We recently expanded, and now serve cities outside of Hartford.

Amaris Morales is a part of a team of nurses moving the needle to get people vaccinated and boosted.

Instead of people coming to her, she packs her bags every day and meets people where they’re at.

“I love it. It’s a great experience,” said Amaris Morales, Licensed Practical Nurse at Harriott Home Health.

Morales works for Harriott Home Health Services, a licensed Hartford-based agency that provides in-home medical care.

The agency has a partnership with the Department of Public Health to administer vaccines to residents in the comfort of their home.

“We realized quickly that there would be a group of people that would not be able to easily access clinics and mass vaccine sites and that would be our folks with disabilities or a hardship just to leave home,” said Sasa Harriott, Owner and Administrator of Harriott Home Health Services.

Caregivers also qualify for vaccine services, and you don’t need insurance.

The team works daily to make house calls, and now they’re delivering vaccines to more than a dozen cities.

“We know that until everyone everywhere has access to a vaccine, this pandemic is not going to end,” Harriott said.

During visits, Morales says she also educates people about the vaccine and encourages family members to get it.

“Definitely if you’re not doing it for yourself, do it for someone else,” Morales said.

Morales visited Mary Hampton, who is getting her booster shot.

Hampton was excited to get her booster, and says her family told her about Harriott Home Health Services.

“I was really scared of you know, not having all my shots,” Hampton said. “I just want to say thank God y’all came out to give me my shot. It’s a blessing.”

Article taken from WFSB Eyewitness Newswatch video here.

Vaccines at Home Hartford CT

Harriott Home Health Services partners with the City of Hartford to provide COVID-19 vaccines at home

Harriott Home Health Services is fully committed to reducing disparities and improving the outcomes of our most vulnerable residents. Many residents have injuries and physical conditions which restrict their ability to leave their home.  We recognize that providing COVID-19 vaccines at home is essential to save the lives of our most vulnerable residents.

Request a vaccine by calling 860-904-9045.

Sasa Harriott
Harriott Home Health Services

Harriott Home Health adds new towns to service locations


Harriott Home Health is excited to announce the addition of new locations.










We will continue to service:




East Hartford

East Windsor









New Britain



Rocky Hill 

South Windsor



West Hartford


Windsor Locks 

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