Being a caregiver was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had in work. I was a little apprehensive the first time I went out care for man named Joe who had Parkinson's disease. Over very short amount of time we got to be close. And the best part was as I was helping him stay at home with his wife and grandchildren got to hear his amazing stories. He was a little apprehensive about having a male caregiver at first, when I showed him I was capable and then it was here to help him everything that he needed he never had an issue with a male caregiver again. You Got to the point where I was excited every day to go to work because I was excited to see Joe learn from him as well as help.
Nathan I. Tri-Cities
Sometimes I think that caregivers don't realize the impact they have on the families because of the care that they are giving to a loved one in their home. Having a caregiver that shows up every day or every time we needed one was such a relief. There's hardly been a time in my life we're haven't been around caregivers caring for either my grandfather and then later his wife my grandmother. Having them come into the home allowed us still function and do everything that we can to make sure grandma and grandpa we're home and that what they were happy. It Allowed us to go to work while still making sure that grandma is going to be okay at home as are Alzheimers got worse. I hope caregivers realize their special calling is such a relief for family who doesn't know what else to do.
Lucy G California