Congratulations to our CAREGiver of the month - Di Ethelston!
We chose her as CAREGiver of the month as she always goes above and beyond for her clients. Di has not just been supporting her clients recently, but their families as well in difficult times. Di always gives 100% and has given up days off and taken on extra shifts to ensure her clients have continuity of care. She is an asset to Home Instead.
Di Ethelstone - In her words:
It will be four years in August since I joined Home Instead, and what a rewarding second career it's been, hopefully may it continue. Prior to Home Instead I served as a Police Constable for thirty years, so two totally different careers.
Some of my first clients I had with Home Instead, I am still caring for now. A special bond develops, you have lots of laughter and occasionally there are tears but the most important thing is that we are there when needed. I am generally with clients as a Companion and to offer any Home Help that they require. I have even improved my 'Culinary Skills' recently with a lovely couple.
Not all is good though, unfortunately, as clients I have cared for have passed away and that really is a sad time, it's very emotional. I am going to dedicate my award from Home Instead to those people I have known and cared for and have now passed away.