Auburn, NH Blog

Caregiver Spotlight: Shirley A

This month we are happy to spotlight Shirley! Shirley has worked as a caregiver for Visiting Angels since 2006. Even before she joined our caregiving team, Shirley had plenty of experience caring for others. She worked as a caregiver in the past, and before then she was a medical secretary. This gives Shirley a deep well of experience to draw on as part of her job. Caregiving is also a personal part of Shirley’s life – she cared for her own mother for 8 years, and she understands how it feels to be a family caregiver.

Shirley told us that she enjoys her work because she likes to help clients, and she likes that she can be there when they need support. Shirley also told us the importance of taking everything day by day when working with clients. If you want a good relationship, don’t try to move too fast! It’s important to become familiar with your client first, and then expand.

Shirley brought up the importance of everyone being on the same page. She highlighted how difficult it can be to provide care when the client, family, and/or agency don’t agree with each other.

Thank you, Shirley, for your many years of service! Your work as a caregiver touches the lives of so many, including clients, their families, and even the team here.

We would also like to thank all of our Caregivers who received "Caregiver of the Week" during the month of July. A big thanks go out to Kathy P, Maria D, Elacia L, Jessica M, and Kristine P.

 

Interested in joining our team? We are always on the lookout for compassionate people who match our values and can bring trustworthy care into the lives of adults in the Manchester area. Give us a 603-838-3126 or fill out an application online for more information.

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