Join us in congratulating Wendy, CAREGiver of the Month for July 2018!
It is amazing to me that I have been working with Home Instead for almost five years already. Time flies when you're having fun!
The first client I had when I started was quite a challenge for me and I wondered what I got myself into. She was a spirited lady and I was told I didn't have to be so nice to her as she liked a bit of tit for tat.
Don was on call the second night and we spent part of the time in Emergency with my client. It was then I saw how dedicated Don and the rest of the office staff was in supporting both the client and the staff of Home Instead - they would send me cards and $5 Tim Horton cards for encouragement.
It helped me to keep moving forward and I learned how to be stronger within myself and how to meet the clients where they're at.
There are so many different people and personalities whom we get to meet at Home Instead. Some are more challenging than others in various ways but I enjoy being with them and meeting their families and being a support to them as well. I also enjoy meeting the other Caregivers and appreciate the qualities and ways that they care for clients and tips that we learn from each other.
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