Heather R.|Big Rapids, MI
45 yrs old
Full-time Caregiver Available
I enjoy working with Seniors. Too often, I feel our society just casts people aside when they attain a respectable age; a burden to be shifted to a holding pattern until life ceases. I do not share this belief. I believe that all life is precious, ordained by God and worthy of respectable care regardless of age.
I have had the privilege of caring for a family member with dementia, another with cancer and another with severe burns. I have also provided respite care for a friend's mother while they were away on vacation. In these situations I have helped cook, clean, dispense medications, been a companion, driver to appointments, and some sponge bathing.
Only in one instance was I ever paid for my services. I have always done these things out of love for the people that I care for. I understand what it is like to have family and need help. I want to be able to provide that same careful help to others in need.