Employee Spotlight is a new Homewatch CareGivers of Crystal Lakeblog seriesmeant to surface stories of the amazing individuals behind our local caregiving service. From office workers and owners to the actual caregivers in the field, you’ll get to hear stories from our team so you can get to know the people who makes us who we are.
Joy has worked as a caregiver for Homewatch CareGivers (HWCG) of Crystal Lake since March of 2020. She first became aware of the home care field when she was tasked with arranging care for mother who lived out of state. In the process of talking with different companies and trying to ensure quality homecare for her mother, she realized that this is maybe something she could do! So, she applied and got a job with another company at first but didn’t love working for them, so she started working with HWCG and has loved her experience.
Joy said that one of things she enjoys most about her job at HWCG is the opportunities she has to provide a sense of security to individuals and their families by providing great care. She personally knows the difference a good caregiver can make because she has experienced both sides of finding care and being a caregiver herself. She also said that she really enjoys the personal connections she gains with her clients by listening to their stories and becoming an active partner with them in daily activities.
One special experience she remembers is when she was working with a client who she learned used to umpire for local baseball teams but had not been to any sort of live sporting event in many years. Knowing that he would enjoy it, she looked up the schedule for their nearest minor league team and got them both tickets to go. Joy doesn’t love baseball herself, but she very much enjoyed being able to reconnect her client with one of his passions and felt very fulfilled seeing his joy at attending a game. Before COVID cancelled most live sporting events, she took him to a few other games and really enjoyed seeing his joy at the opportunity to reconnect with a passion.
Joy is a compassionate caregiver who deeply enjoys the ability her job gives her to make a positive impact in the lives of others. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her friends, and, when not made impossible by COVID, going out for lunch at local restaurants.
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