July 2021 CAREGiver of the Month: Mildred B.
Being a CAREGiver is not just a job that Mildred B. enjoys— it also gives her a sense of purpose. She is thankful for the time she gets to spend with her senior clients, and she especially enjoys cooking for them and making them smile and laugh.
Mildred says that she is inspired by Home Instead’s leadership and its positive, loving approach to caregiving. Through her own experience, Mildred has learned that being an effective CAREGiver requires patience and kindness. It’s also important to realize that clients are going to have their “ups and downs” and that sometimes you need to “give them space,” she says. She also finds it helpful to listen to jazz music and especially to arrive early to an appointment, so she can use the extra time to pray in her car before going inside. “I thank God for getting me there safely,” she says. “And I pray that whatever state [my clients] are in, God will help me understand their situation.”