My story on,why I am in home care
My first job at 14 years old was working with the elderly. I had landed a job at a nursing home in Southwest Florida, as a dietary aid. I remember working there and feeling happy helping those in need. Throughout my teenage years, I was working in either nursing homes or assisted living homes…. I enjoyed being around the residents.,,,,, Listening to their stories and helping them in any and all needs. It came so natural to me, to give and care for others.
I also remember my mother telling me of my grandmother in Peru, how she had someone there to care for her in her home. This always stood in the back of my mind….. How one day I will have to either be there for my parents or hire someone to help them at home. I wanted to learn more of the process…how, why, what, when…it seemed to be a very important decision and process that I should know more about.
Now, at this time, I also have a parent who is in their 80s, lives alone, has some health conditions, and lives far from family. So, I understand and relate to how some of the families or clients may feel or have thoughts on.
I have the desire to help all parties involved; client, families, caregivers, other resources, etc. We all want care.. good quality care… for our loved ones! I want to be part of that process… to help ensure that all people are comfortable, happy, learning, growing, and being! …I want that for my parents, grandparents….I would want that for any one! We are here to help and care for one another, and this is one way that I can offer my help, because it is my passion!