I was drawn to a career in senior care because I have always felt a profound appreciation for seniors and their contributions – both to my own life and to our community as a whole.
But one of the things that inspires me almost as much as the seniors themselves is the sincere love and respect that so many professionals in the caregiving industry have for seniors. I am fortunate enough to see it every day among my colleagues and the people on my team and it is truly one of life’s most moving experiences to watch these connections grow.
It’s not always easy. Providing care for another person, no matter what their circumstances are, can sometimes be emotionally and physically exhausting. And if the senior has Alzheimer’s the situation can be even more complex. But for the special type of person who loves to care for others and gets satisfaction from knowing they’ve enhanced someone’s life, it is the most rewarding job in the world.
A few weeks ago, we
wrote about Jennifer Krayvo, one of our valued CAREGivers, and the Home Instead Senior Care 2014 CAREGiver of the Year for the Great Lakes Region. One of the reasons Jennifer knew that a career in CAREGiving was the right path for her was because she’d always gotten so much joy out of spending time with her grandparents.
And while working with our clients might remind us of our older loved ones, those of us who have jobs in home care know that if we can expect one thing, it’s the unexpected. Not one of our clients is the same, and no one has the same situation. The one constant is the knowledge that when we go to work every morning (or night shift), we are making a difference in someone’s life.
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