I was 18 years old. My mother cared for elderly patients. She had a client named Elizabeth. Elizabeth was so happy with the care my mother provided, that she offered her a position as her in home care provider. As part of the agreement, my mother, my two siblings and I, all lived in Elizabeth's home.
After a few months, my mother also had another elderly client that she cared for part-time. My mother had to assist this new client during the day frequently. My two siblings were always busy, so I ended up being the one who cared for Elizabeth when my mother wasn't there.
After doing this for a while, my skills as a care giver grew. I learned how respect and compassion can go along way when taking care of others. My ability to communicate with Elizabeth got better, even though she was becoming less and less able to verbalize what she wanted.
A few years later I opened a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE) with six patients. That business went really well. Then the opportunity to care for an elderly woman in her home came up. That's when I started providing in home care for the elderly. I transitioned into this model, and have been doing it ever since.
I am often asked for help from retirement home owners who have trouble filling their beds. So I've decided to take this on as a new challenge. I know the industry. I know how to get new patients, and I also know what prospective clients are looking for in a retirement residence.
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