Please join Homewatch CareGivers (HWCG) in congratulating Addie Odigie for being selected “Caregiver of the Month.
A caregiver has the responsibility for the physical care and emotional support of someone who can no longer care for themselves due to a chronic illness, injury, or disability. Addie comes from a family blessed with all the gifts needed to be a great caregiver (compassion, patience, kindness, understanding, etc.). All of her daughters have chosen careers that started with the responsibilities of a caregiver. Addie raised them well!
Addie started her professional career with HWCG in December 2018. She does a phenomenal job with every client assigned to her. The feedback HWCG receives, from clients during quality assurance visits, are very complimentary of the positive energy Addie brings to every situation she encounters. Other attributes we love about Addie are … (1) she is extremely reliable; (2) she is always punctual; and (3) lately, she has been available in picking up additional shifts even if it meant canceling her own personal plans to be there for our clients.
Addie is especially great with dementia patients. One particular client spent the majority part of her life cooking meals for her large family. As the client’s memory was slowly fading, she insisted on spending time in her kitchen. Addie allowed the client to tinker around in the kitchen, while she watched her closely, so she could experience the joy that brought back so many loving memories for her.
Being a great caregiver means understanding the client; knowing what is important to them, and figuring out a way to meet their needs.
We love our caregivers; they are our greatest asset.
“Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they're all individuals and they're all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.” – Carey Mulligan