Terri B.|Groton, MA
10 yrs exp
60 yrs old
Part Time Caregiver, Flexible Schedule
I have worked in the field of counseling for 25 years, and have enjoyed working with all ages. I especially enjoy working with the elderly because I was raised in a small town in Minnesota, by my grandparents. When my grandfather was terminally ill, there was no way for our family to care for him at home, there was no Care. com years ago. He was forced to die in a nursing home, which was not what anyone of us wanted. We needed some help, but there was nothing available like this. My grandfather wanted to die in his own home, on the farm he was born on, but it wasn't possible all those years ago. It was the saddest part of his passing. That experience led me into the field of counseling/hospice, care-giving.
Two years ago my mother had a brain injury, suddenly my father and I needed help to care for her all through her rehabilitation. I was her primary caregiver for over 3 months, and learned so much about the rehabilitative process. We were able to have my mother return home, with help from rehabilitation supports, and she made a much faster recovery! I want to do for other families, what people did for us. I believe people in their own home heal faster and are much happier!