I decided to become a caregiver, mainly, because I had worked in so many jobs and careers where I had been laid off or the company went out of business. I had a friend that was in the industry and informed me that in the healthcare business you will practically always have a job. Honestly, I sincerely wish that I would have gotten into the industry right out of high school some twenty five years ago. Little did I know that I would come to absolutely love the job and the position.
The thing I like most is meet the variance of people and building the relationships with someone I otherwise would never have had the opportunity of meeting. As a caregiver you have to understand that in this business many of the people we come in contact with eventually move on to the next life, but I cherish those moments and like to believe that I had a small hand in making the process and transition a bit more comfortable not only for the person but for the family as well.
My personal achievement that I am most proud of is probably just the fact that I have been able to just go to work with a smile on my face and it not feel like a job or a task. I can go to sleep and feel that I did something productive with my time and made somewhat of a difference in some ones life each and every day; whether it was assisting them, just acknowledging the in some way, or just bringing a smile to their face.
I love the industry so much and really do not like the bad taste you hear when the words "nursing h
Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)