Home Care Worker

This is the Most Rewarding Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life

Samantha Dagenais
Digby/Clare Home Support Agency

You never really know how precious life is, until you loose someone you genuinely care about. I’ve had the best experience working for home care this past 1.5 years. Helping the elderly stay in their homes as long as possible is something that we as home support workers do. Helping people keep their independence is very important and that’s what we strive to do as workers. Also, making sure our clients are safe at home, allowing them to make their own decisions when it comes to care and how things are done in their home is very important. I love my co-workers, I love my supervisor but most importantly I love my clients. What we do is amazing, most days are great but when life throws something at you once in awhile it’s hard to do your job. I can’t say I haven’t been attached to a client and it will happen again. I’ve met a lot of amazing people, I’ve heard their stories the good and the bad, found out about their family and their history. It’s so interesting to meet new clients & spend time with them. When you have a client who asks for a hug, those are the people who appreciate everything we do :). I wouldn’t choose any other career, this is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life.