January 12, 2017
“Its interesting, being a caregiver, often you are taking care of the founding figure in the family. Many times I have had participate as the host of holiday dinners, birthday parties, and sadly funeral gatherings. See, in my eyes I am here to assist with the need of a disabled person who needs me. In the eyes of the family that can mean so much more.
Mom’s are typically the glue of the family making sure everyone knows what event is going on, whose birthday is coming up, when a family reunion is taking place. I have had to recently help plan and coordinate her husbands funeral. This wasn’t asked of me by my patient, but I was looked to by her children like I was the one who would know best, as an extension of her.”
– Marie Estutan, on her most moving moments on the job.
Tell me your most moving moments as a caregiver.
Senior living / Home health care / Personal are home