“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.