August Featured Caregiver

Jennifer-Hinson

Meet our featured caregiver for the month of August… Jennifer! Jennifer has been with the CareHeartedly family for 1 ½ years and is originally from Brevard, NC but currently resides in Lake Lure, NC with her family. When we asked her about her family, she said “... I have a husband, John, who has been my rock for 16 years. We have a 13-year-old princess cat named Bonsai, and an almost 3-year-old American pit named Bjorn. They are my world!” When we asked her how she spends her time outside of work, she said “…When I am not working, I spend time with my family and friends. Sometimes we take that time for granted...then we realize it's too late to get it back. Enjoy each moment you are given to the best of your ability!”

Jennifer’s favorite part about being a caregiver is “…Honestly, my favorite part of being a caregiver is making my clients smile. Things are not easy in the world anymore and a lot of elderly people simply feel like there is nothing good left. When you can leave them smiling at the end of a shift, that makes it worth everything to me!” Her advice for other caregivers is “…A smile can change a person's whole day; you never know what is going on in someone else's mind! And always remember that what you put out in this world comes back!” When asked what being a caregiver means to her, she said “...caregiving to me means that you provide people with the care, compassion, and love that you would want to be treated with under the same circumstances.” Her favorite memory with a client is “…coming in to work with a client with dementia and being remembered even when they don't remember family...it's those moments when you KNOW you made a difference!”

Jennifer’s favorite food is Japanese or homemade chicken tenders, her favorite movie is Pretty Woman because it reminds her not to judge people, and her favorite type of music is Classic Rock. A fun fact about her is that she’s never been on an airplane.

We’re so thankful to have loving and attentive caregivers like Jennifer. They’re an integral part to the growth and functioning of our company. Jennifer is even taking on some other administrative tasks throughout the company and we look forward to seeing all that she will do! Keep up the great work Jennifer!

July Featured Caregiver

Barbara

Meet our featured caregiver for the month of July, Barbara K.! Barbara has been with the CareHeartedly family for nine months, she’s originally from Botavia New York, but currently resides in Hendersonville, NC.

When asked what her advice for other caregivers would be, Barbara said “…be kind, be patient, be on time…communicate with your clients and management.” Outside of work she likes to practice self-care and she also works at Estate Sales. She takes care of a 100-year-old house, and loves exploring the historic district that she lives in. Her favorite foods are chicken, fish, fresh veggies, and fresh fruit. Her favorite type of music is country, and her favorite movies are Baby Boom featuring Diane Keaton and Sweet Alabama.

When asked what caregiving means to her, Barbara said “…making someone’s life a little easier.” She loves to reflect on her time with her beautiful 97-year-old client, she says she was amazing. A fun fact about Barbara is that she used to teach Zumba and still loves to do physical activity, it helps her to age gracefully, she even has a personal trainer.

We’re so thankful for the dedicated and caring staff that make up our work family, thank you for your service, Barbara!

June Featured Caregiver

Shaelagh

Meet our very first Featured Caregiver of the month… Shaelagh! Shaelagh has been with the CareHeartedly family for one year and seven months. She is originally from Cape Cod, MA but currently resides in Hendersonville, NC with her family. She spends most of her time with her amazing Partner Erik, her two sons Orion and Odin who are both in college, and a special cat named Sassy. Outside of work, she is also a Realtor with Keller Williams Mountain Partners in Hendersonville, NC.

 

When asked what caregiving means to her, Shaelagh said “…being able to spend time with some incredible people!” Her favorite part of being a caregiver is “…the gratification of helping others.” Her advice for other caregivers is “…be respectful of others, pay it forward and hard work equals freedom.”

A random fun fact about Shaelagh is that she lived on a boat for eight months once! Her favorite foods are sushi, pizza, or anything on the grill! Her favorite music is absolutely anything with a good beat, and her favorite movies are Caddy Shack and Don't Look Up.

We’re so thankful for caregivers like Shaelagh and their dedication to our company and clients. Congratulations on being our first Featured Caregiver, you deserve all the recognition!