This week, March 14 -16 is Herts Annual Good Care week. In keeping with the event, we would like to share with you a story from one of our dedicated CAREgivers.
Laura, 23, is one of our newest full time CAREGivers. She joined our wonderful family here at Home Instead as a part-time CAREGiver working alongside her job in a pharmacy.
While working at the pharmacy she met many elderly people who felt that as they were ageing, they weren’t being given the time of day from people in their lives. “I empathised with so many people and realised that I wanted to be able to give them my time and help to make their lives easier and more fulfilling. I have two elderly grandparents myself who like much of the population are afraid of moving to a care home. One of the things that drew me to Home Instead was the idea of keeping people in their homes, surrounded by familiar comforts and happy memories.”
Laura decided to move to Home Instead full time and has now formed strong relationships with her clients and now considers them friends. “I would recommend working in care to anyone. It’s a lovely feeling to be making someone’s life better and I love how my clients have become friends.”
Laura’s dedicated and committed attitude is what fully embodies the theme of Hertfordshires ‘good care’ week.
You don’t have to be fully qualified to become a CAREGiver with Home Instead, you just have to be a caring individual who wants to make a difference to someone’s life.
If you’ve been inspired by Laura’s story and think that a being a CAREgiver is the perfect job for you, or if you’re interested but not sure then give our friendly recruitment manager, Sarah, a call on 01923 250513 for more information! We’d love to welcome you to the team.
For more on Herts Good Care week, please visit their page: http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/healthsoc/hertsgoodcare/