Meet Our Caregivers
Jenn Jakob has been in caregiving field for 8 years and has experience in homecare and facility. She says: "I like to make changes in seniors' lives. I want them to have a good life. All clients are special to me and every experience with them is memorable". She wants to become a CNA "to keep caring for people in need and would recommend Right at Home to all seniors and caregivers for its flexibility and friendliness"!
Emily Soldridge has been with us for almost 2 years. She is a RN student who says "was driven to look for a job that will help me to become a better nurse". She says: "I am not just a caregiver. I love building relationships and I am more than a friend to them. I like to make a difference in my clients' life-it makes me very happy as I make memories every single day".
Kelcie Basan in her own words: "I have been with Right at Home since April 2020. I joined the field of caregiving to gain patient experience to become a better nurse once I graduate. This field is about caring for others which is the main reason I want to become a nurse. To me being a caregiver is more than just a job. It is becoming a friend and companion to the clients I take care of. I see most of my clients everyday so I want to build a trusting relationship with them to improve their care and quality of life."
"My typical day of work involves helping with showers, preparing meals, and other household chores. Now during the COVID pandemic, my favorite part of my shifts are learning more about my clients and sharing stories. I enjoy doing activities they like to do such as puzzles, singing, or watching their favorite shows. One of my most memorable experiences was being able to take a client to the Farmers market in town. The client hadn’t been there since the virus happened and it brought her so much joy to get out of the house. I was so happy to give her that experience."
"My goal for the future is to become a nurse. Specifically, I would like to become a pediatric nurse and bring joy to children. When I was in high school my best friend's boyfriend was diagnosed with cancer. I spent many hours at the Children’s hospital and seeing how the nurses changed the patients lives during such a bad time made me passionate about helping children. I would recommend Right at Home to work for because the experiences with the clients are unlike anything else."