CAREGiver of the Month - February 2016

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Every Time I am Helping the Ladies, I Remember My Mother​

Patricia began sharing her heart with Home Instead Senior Care and her clients when she joined the Daytona Beach, Home Instead Senior Care Family in March of 2015.  The staff at HISC all agree that Patricia is a very caring, compassionate, kindhearted CAREGiver who always puts the clients’ needs first above her own. Patricia always takes the initiative to read the client profiles so that she is well prepared when she meets a new client. She involves herself in her clients’ lives and keeps in touch with the office regularly. Patricia continues to build trust by always being there as scheduled for her shifts. She works a full schedule and is willing to accept last minute fill-in shifts whenever she is needed. She describes herself as a person who loves new experiences, is people oriented, enthusiastic, kind, and sensitive.  

Patricia grew up and went to High School in Lima, Peru. She moved to the United States sixteen years ago and she is versed in both Spanish and English. Patricia tells me that she has had many different jobs (nanny, housekeeping, secretary, and call center) but the nicest one is her job working as a CAREGiver for HISC. Patricia chose a career with HISC because she had worked a couple of years as a freelance caregiver and really wanted to try working for a company where she would have more support and training.  She saw HISC on a television commercial and realized that this is a franchise that reaches out and helps many people. She tells me that, “Right there and then, I decided to fill out an application for Home Instead Senior Care in my area.  When asked how she liked to be recognized for a job well done, her answer is short and sweet, “with a big hug”.

Patricia tells me that “things are going so very well, I really love my job and love being able to help our seniors."  She said that the most important thing about her job is that she is able to help her elderly clients build more confidence in themselves. She smiles as she explains, “Every time I am helping my ladies, I remember my mother, and I also see myself in the future as well.”  “Everybody ages and we need to be respectful and thoughtful of the elderly” she exclaims.  All of the clients have their own different personality. She explains that some clients can be a bit difficult in the beginning, but she tries to make them feel comfortable, safe and secure. She says that “the reward is when I see them open up their hearts to me.  I just love taking care of people and I also have the chance to learn a lot from them. I am happiest if I can make their lives a little easier.”  

When asked if she would like to share any moments or memories, Patricia shared her heart as she reflected on how touched she is by the strength of her clients.  She told me that she recently had a new client that is ninety-nine years old and is almost completely blind.  She has two CAREGivers that help her during the daytime, but she lives alone and spends some of her time all alone.  Patricia beams as she tells us how much she respects the client’s determination and strength. 

Trust, respect, honesty, love, and support are the words that Patricia uses to describe her relationship with her clients and HISC office staff.  We would like to thank Patricia for her devotion and dedication by selecting her as our February 2016 CAREGiver of the Month.


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