My mother inlaw became terminally ill in 2001. I decided at that time to go to back to college and get my pharmacy technician certification. I was also helping out friends and neighbors with the care of their elderly family members. I really just fell into caregiving, but I felt so fulfilled when I went to bed each night knowing I had done something meaningful. I decided to get my CNA license a few years ago so I could work in a facility or with the home health and hospice offices. There are several aspects of caring that I really enjoy. One is being able to take the stress off of the family members so they can just be there in their own capacity as a family member. I can come along side and shoulder a lot of the daily chores and cares. I can be there for them so they can rest and just enjoy the time they have with their loved ones. One of the things I am proud of and humbled by is a family mentioned me in a thank you letter to the newspaper for the care I gave their father in his last days. It was very compelling. I love and enjoy what I do, I consider it an honor to be invited into someone's home to provide care and comfort for them. I love and live in the mountains where I enjoy the quiet and solitude when I am not working. I write children's books in my spare time and take my dog for walks around the lake.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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