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Being a CAREGiver

We asked our lovely CAREGiver, Hazel, about what being a Home Instead CAREGiver is like:

Hazel, How did you get to be a CAREGiver?

Becoming a CAREGiver started whilst I was working as a nanny, caring for young children. My hours had begun to decline and around this time I noticed the advert for Home Instead Senior Care. I already knew I was a caring person from my work and had also helped the Grandfather of the children, who was visually impared and found that I had a really affinity with the elderly. I decided to take the chance and applied to become a CAREGiver.

How has becoming a CAREGiver changed your life?

Being a CAREGiver changed my life gradually. When I first started, I was only working 12 hours alongside my nanny position but soon developed a strong client base and now only work for Home Instead. I have a real connection and a strong bond of trust with every client I see and consider them all friends. 

As well as building a relationship with the clients themselves, I have also found myself becoming a figure of trust and support with their families. It is so rewarding working with a client and their family as their trust for you becomes stronger and you look forward to seeing them each time, knowing that you are making a real difference to their life and making their loved ones lives easier too. 

Working with many different clients has enabled me to learn a variety of care skills including personal care and dementia care, which are invaluable in the care industry.

I have been a part of Home Instead for over four years now, and I love it. From the welcoming office staff, the friendly CAREGivers I work with and of course my clients, it's wonderful.  Home Instead have been so supportive throughout my career and I wouldn't change it for the world.  

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Thank you for so much for my carer Jody, she arrived promptly and at such short notice, she did everything for me apart from breathe.

Doreen, Northwood