Seven Questions with Marsha
What was your first caregiving experience?
My first caregiving experience was in 2001, when my mother passed. I learned quickly that I had to step up and help my dad with caring for my younger siblings.
How would family and friends describe you?
My family and friends would describe me as a hard worker and very attentive.
Why homecare and seniors?
Being in home care allows me to benefit from a supportive environment that nurtures career development with plenty of options for training and advancement. Caregiving is extremely rewarding for me for several reasons: I get the privilege of making a difference in the lives of my clients and their families, and I’m so proud to help enhance my clients’ quality of life. I enjoy the ease of a flexible schedule, and I have the opportunity to make life more manageable for clients of all ages.
Most people take our ability to manage activities of daily living for granted. But for individuals who have disabilities or injuries and for aging adults, daily tasks like grooming, bathing, toileting, eating and mobility may pose special challenges. Being a caregiver allows me to help my clients manage their daily living activities in the comfort of their own homes.
How long have you worked in home care?
I have been a professional caregiver for over seven years.
What do you think are the most important characteristics of a good caregiver?
In my opinion the most important characteristics of a good caregiver is someone who is attentive. It is important when providing care that a caregiver is attentive to the needs and changes that are taking place. A good caregiver is patient. It’s someone who has the ability to multi task and a willingness to learn. A good caregiver should never be satisfied with their level of training or ability. A good caregiver should also be able to take responsibility and know that nobody’s perfect. A good caregiver should be able to fully accept any mistakes they make.
What is most rewarding in your position as a Direct Care Professional?
I just love what I do. Right at Home has given me the opportunity to keep doing what I'm passionate about.
How would you describe your experience as an employee for Right at Home?
My experience at Right at Home has been nothing short of exceptional.