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We are Thankful for Our Caregivers

We are Thankful for Our Caregivers

“When caregivers and clients bond, it seems magical” according to Chris Royan, In Home Care Alliance CEO. It’s true, when caregivers and clients develop a strong relationship they both maintain that they get the most from it. Dawn pictured here with Chris was recently given this gift basket for providing exceptional care to a number of In Home Care Alliance clients.

Dawn, a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) has the skill set, experience and demeanor to make a difference in the quality of life of seniors and folks needing help while recovering from hospitalizations. Dawn can help with Activities of Daily Living while having a sixth sense of how our valued clients are feeling.

When we interview a prospective caregiver, one question that we always ask is: Why did you become a caregiver? Then we listen. The good caregivers like Dawn, tend to share some remarkable experiences. They often become animated when sharing how much clients mean to them.

Dawn told us: “I found my passion 18 years ago when I helped a 90 year old family friend for the weekend. When the woman told me that I was an angel sent from heaven to help her … I knew this was my calling.”

Caregivers want to help and many got into the profession by taking care of a friend or family member as Dawn did. That said, they need to have the requisite skill set (e.g., CPR and First Aid Certificates), varied experience and a sincere but adaptive personality.

Our caregivers help make a difference in the lives of our valued In Home Care Alliance clients. And, our clients make a difference in the lives of our caregivers. We are thankful to be involved in the lives of both.