From time to time we come across a caregiver who is just remarkable. We hire amazing caregivers each and every day, but then within that group there is someone who really shines. Patrick came to Assisting Hands Home Care wanting to utilize his skills in the field and really show his compassion for working with seniors in the community. Since day one he has shown us nothing but a positive and uplifting spirit about himself and towards others. Extremely polite, patient, and kind, Patrick is willing to help in all aspects of the company, whether it’s taking an extra shift to help the team or participating in community activities. He completed his Certified Nurse’s Assistant program at Harper College and has aspirations to pursue a career in healthcare.
Want to know more about our caregiver of the month? Check out our brief interview below:
Why did you want to be a caregiver? I used to work the dining room at St. Josephs Home for the elderly, my mom was a nurse there. She was my inspiration- always happy and energetic. After her stroke I decided to take the CNA course at Harper College. Caregiving gives me a feeling of connection to who my mother was and to my father’s strength as her caregiver.
What are your hobbies? I enjoy canoeing, fishing, hiking, and playing guitar.
Who inspires you? My mom and dad, the artist Bob Dylan, the director James Cameron.
Why do you like working for Assisting Hands? There is a personal feel to the way employees and clients are treated. There is a sense of community awareness.