I am Jodi Segars, 29 years old and just moved to Florence, SC in February. I have been working with the elderly for 9 years now. My whole family including my mother, aunt, sister, and sister in law all work in the healthcare field. I feel that honesty, trust, patience, caring are all personality traits it takes to be a great caregiver. Growing up I was always with my grandparents, always wanting to help my mom take care of others. I put others before myself. The most I enjoy about being a caregiver is the one on one time I get to spend with the client, get to know them, their likes and dislikes, try to let them be independent as possible. At the end of the day, knowing that I have helped someone in every way I can and cared for them and did my best I can gets me through each and everyday. I feel accomplished to provide care for anyone that needs it, and I do it with my utmost respect. People make the world go around is a true statement. We all need each other in so many different areas of our lives to attain our dreams, goals, and/or destiny. In my household we were taught the art of body massage to increase, stimulate and evenly distribute the circulation in the body. This promotes not only relaxation but strength and tone to the muscles. It also promotes healing. My cultural household also equipped me with skills of honor like patience, gentleness, thoughtfulness, kindness, and empathy. I became a Caregiver because it was already naturally instilled in me by my parents and because my mother became ill and incapacitated and I needed to care for her. There were many things I already knew but there was much more to learn so I decided to go to school to learn greater skills, time management, techniques of bending, turning a patient, bathing, tube feeding, CPR, and wound care. Proud I am of successfully completing my studies with an A. I also possess a degree in Human Services with Public Relations and Supervisory Management. My personality is calm, nurturing, flexible, patient, and I love to learn new things. I have written two books about fruits, veggies and delicious healthy meals and would love to be a Spokes Person/Motivational Speaker. Caregiving is demanding but it is also rewarding as it imparts joy and peace to the sender and the receiver.