“To me, it's not a job. I enjoy getting up and going every day.”
Watch this short video as Michelle describes why she enjoys being a caregiver and working at Home Helpers of Bradenton. Michelle was recently honored as a national Exceptional Caregiver of the Year finalist in Scottsdale, AZ at the Home Helpers National Conference.
Michelle –Thank you for all that you continue to do for this agency and our community. It was an honor to be able to travel and celebrate your achievements in Scottsdale, AZ. I appreciate you! - Jonathan
WHAT DO YOU LIKE most ABOUT BEING A CAREGIVER?
What I like most about being a caregiver is I feel like a part of their family. You get to know them very well and the things they like, they don't like. It's just an extended family to me. That's why I enjoy it.
I've been in this, doing this a long time. I do, it's not a job to me. Just being with a client for a long time, you just get to know them and their families and see them do better, you know, as they go along through the program, they get better.
And it's like an accomplishment for me too. Makes me feel good that I help them achieve their goals. I became a caregiver because I enjoy helping people. I want to help the young, the old, the disabled. I just enjoy that gratification of helping them get through life and daily things.
I've tried other jobs, but I keep coming back to doing home care. I just feel that this is my calling to me to be doing this. To me, it's not a job. I enjoy getting up and going every day. And it's just, I don't know, I just enjoy doing it.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT HOME HELPERS OF BRADENTON?
I love working for Home Helpers. What makes Home Helpers great to me is they treat you like family. If you have a problem, they listen and help you solve whatever you need to do to make your job better. And they give you all the tools and information you need to do the best you can.
But I love what I do right now. I gotta thank you again. I love it. I love the people, I love it. Yeah, I love it.
HOME HELPERS OF BRADENTON
Home Helpers of Bradenton is one of the region's leading home care franchises specializing in comprehensive services for seniors. Home Helpers' sole mission is to make life easier for clients and their families. Based in Bradenton, Florida, the company serves all of Manatee County, including the communities of Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Ellenton, Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Palmetto, and Parrish. For more information or to request a free in-home care assessment, contact our office at (941) 499-5946 or visit our website at www.homehelpershomecare.com/bradenton.