Michelle H.

$20.00 / hr

Becoming a senior companion/caregiver was never in my thoughts until a friend of mine asked if I would be available to sit with his 88 year old dad so his mother could get out of the house. By visit 2, I was enjoying myself, by visit 4, I was in love! My husband noted that he had never seen me so happy with a job. I would come home and regale him and my 3 sons with the funny things that Bob and I would talk about, the stories Bob would share with me of his time spent as a marine during WWII and the Korean War, and the stories of his wife and kids. I looked forward to my time with him and how his fa ce would light up when I came in the door and said hello. Sadly, Bob passed away. But, I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life. I have had the honor of helping more seniors since Bob and with each of them, I am grateful for the trust the family puts in me that I will care for their loved one as if they were my own family. I believe my humor and my sincere interest in their lives makes me good at what I do. This is not just a job for me. It is a relationship that we build together... the senior, the family (in some cases), and myself. I count myself lucky that this line of work found me. ... more

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