My name is Laurie and I have enjoyed being a caregiver for over 20 years. I have always found that doing the little things for someone can make a huge difference in someone's life. For over 10 yrs, I worked in property management managing an apartment community for 62 and over. It was the best job ever. I was able to maintain a career and enjoy helping my seniors on a one on one basis. Working for a faith based organization allowed me to stop in and check on my residents at their apartment and if Mary needed something, I was able to assist her. Whether it was making her a slice of toast, assisting her to bingo or getting her paper off the patio. This may seem small to most, but to Mary, it was more than appreciated. I was also able to throw Mother's Day banquets, Father's Day bbq's, pumpkin carving etc.. Socialization was key in so many cases. I also worked for a local Dentist and took care of his mom and dad until they needed assisted living. In the last year and a half, I have taken some time off for myself and to spend time with children (and grandchildren) after losing my husband unexpectedly after 32 years of marriage. I have decided to get back into a fulfilling career and for me that is caregiving.
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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