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CAREGiver of the Month - Edith


Edith Helps Client Get to Church

Faith is important to Edith Molberg, CAREGiver of the Month for Home Instead Senior Care® in Victoria and 30 other surrounding communities. Her clients’ beliefs are also a priority to Edith.

“When I have worked Sunday shifts with a client,” Edith explained, “I take her to her church for services and a Bible study class. I also worked Christmas Eve in order to transport her to a candlelight church service. We do not attend the same church, but I am happy to help her practice her faith. I am not the only CAREGiver who takes her to church – there are others who also do that.”

As part of her own personal faith journey, Edith has taken turns with Perpetual Adoration at St. Philip Catholic Church in El Campo, where she lives. Edith knows Highway 59 well – with Home Instead Senior Care, she assists with clients who live in towns up and down the freeway corridor from Wharton to Victoria.

Helping a client celebrate his or her faith is among Edith’s highlights while working for owner Stephanie Niles’ franchise. When asked for other memorable times, Edith said: “There have been many, and I do not wish to leave out a mention of any clients. While they have a place in my heart, I also keep my clients’ confidences, and I know they and their families appreciate that.”

Edith added: The clients all seem to be so appreciative of our time together, whether it is two hours, five hours or 12 hours. This is truly the type of work I like. I like coordinating and assisting with activities of daily living for my clients. I have had good clients, really fine people. They are the cream of the crop. I like assisting clients and giving their families a peace of mind. I have liked every client I have assisted. Perhaps I have been lucky, but it seems the office does a good job of matching clients. Among the clients I have assisted, some have dementia.”

Edith has one regular client, but the situation could change. She also has played a role in hospital companionship duties as assigned by Home Instead Senior Care at Bay City. “While I have never followed a client from hospital to home, I began providing service to one client at an assisted living facility and then followed her home to assist with her daily needs. She is presently residing at a long-term skilled rehabilitation facility, and she hopes to return to her home. I also have worked as a weekend fill-in for current clients when I am available and when the office calls.”

One difficulty of working with seniors, Edith said, is a client’s passing. “I am never ready to lose them. You don’t forget them, ever. If at all possible, I would attend the funeral service or wake to honor their memory and support the families,” Edith said.   

Edith joined Home Instead Senior Care in February 2015. She learned of Home Instead Senior Care from her daughter, who is a business development coordinator for a nursing home corporation that has 34 facilities. “My daughter met a marketer from Home Instead Senior Care, and, after talking to her, my daughter suggested Home Instead Senior Care for employment,” Edith recalled. “I was a CNA and a certified Medication Aide at one time years ago, and working for Home Instead Senior Care is a natural progression for me, kind of like the next step in helping others.

“I like to help the elderly and those who are in need, including friends and family. I’ve always liked seniors. I am 73, and I have a lot of stamina and strength. I have been blessed to the point that I have not been to a doctor since 2002 for a medical reason. I have gone to get established at a doctor’s office just in case I would need one.”

Edith said her experience has been a positive one. “It is personally rewarding. My daughter is excited and happy for me. Our two health-care venues don’t cross paths. Her area of expertise is long-term care and skilled-care facilities. Of course, I am working one-on-one with clients to keep them in their homes or provide companionship at the hospital.

“Home Instead Senior Care’s training has been good, and it always is good to get refreshers. The office answers questions and is ready when challenges arise. They are all good to work with, including Liz Hernandez. It is a good experience.”

All Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers are screened, trained, bonded and insured. For inquiries about CAREGiver employment​, please apply online or call 361-433-0330. For additional home care information visit Home Instead Senior Care​.

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