Find fulfillment through a career as a senior CAREGiver
Meet Danielle, Canada's CAREGiver of the Year!
Port Coquitlam, BC
A word from Danielle:
What an honour it is to be the recipient of the Caregiver of the Year Award for Canada. Who would have thought I’d be here today? I am grateful for the recognition I have received for my work.
Caregiving is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I truly believe it to be a calling. I get to ease those in distress, bring a smile to their face, and let them see that there is someone who cares.
Many people don’t realize how important it is to have care and support in order to decrease accidents, depression and loneliness. It is so important for seniors to have someone to rely on and bond with and I am so thankful to be that person for so many.
I have learned so much from the hundreds of clients I have supported over the last 9 years with Home Instead. We laugh together, dance together, take car rides and listen to music. I have learnt the importance of listening, of just being there, and treating others with dignity and respect. Not all is serious though, I have heard some pretty wild stories and off-colour jokes! I cherish every moment we spend together and appreciate every experience!