Brianna B.|Chicago, IL
1 yr exp
19 yrs old
Experienced And Dedicated Direct Support Aid
There is immense trust placed in those we allow to care for our loved ones; when chosen for such responsibility, one must be nothing short of passionate for personal connection, possess endless resilience, and strive for excellence. Currently, I care for six individuals at their homes(with varying intellectual and developmental delays) and assist with incontinence care, meal preparation, house chores, transportation, appointments, all in addition to other tasks which their abilities are limited.
While these are vital to ensuring the well-being of the individuals, I have found the key factor for their success to be emotional connection. This is why I enter each day with self-appointed duties: engaging in their desired hobbies such as basketball or crafts, initiating games, asking for meal requests, allowing choice and encouraging individuality. These attributes are what I wish to extend to the loved ones of those seeking a caregiver, creating comfort and trust.