Jasmin: I have always loved caring for others! A close older relative of mine once told me that my heart was meant to care for others and is a true gift of mine. I make sure the time that I spend with others is very special. I love Extended Family Home Care and what they stand for! They encourage you to build relationships and to go above and beyond to provide exceptional care for every client. I not only see this as a profession, but as making a difference in other’s lives.
Margie: Caregiving has taught me so many important life skills and I love going to work each day. I have a strong devotion to the families I work with and love forming personal relationships with the client to make sure they are happy, comfortable, and enjoy their time spent with me. I love working with Extended Family because of the respect and dedication they show their clients and caregivers.
Susan: I began my caregiving journey five years ago when my sister needed care after a cancer diagnosis. My first experience with caregiving outside my family was one of the most impactful and touching experiences – a dear 85-year-old lady with dementia. After a long career in the business world, I can sincerely say nothing has been more fulfilling than caregiving. I feel very privileged to provide an ear, a caring heart and physical support to those that need it.
Nikki: I have always been a caregiver from the time I was young. I looked after my younger brother and sister who were substantially younger than me. The turning point in my life however, was the illness and passing of my grandfather. Going home to Michigan and seeing the man that was always so strong, confident, and independent, to now being in a position to need so much help was devastating. All I wanted to do was provide him with the same nurturing care that he’d given me my entire life. He deserved to leave this Earth with respect and dignity and that is what I give to each client that I see. Being in a position to share someone’s life experiences…their stories… while giving their family the peace of mind that they’re being authentically loved and protected is truly priceless.
Pam: I have lived in Denver my whole adult life. I was born in Idaho. I have a beautiful daughter. When I was 12 years old, I volunteered at out local nursing home. Caregivers need to be on time, be honest and know how to follow a care plan. I pride myself as a rule follower. I believe things should be done correctly the first time. I love working with the aged population, it gives me joy to know I am making a difference.
Sheena: In 2009 I worked in a home care office and shortly after I began working in the field as a caregiver. I have been a caregiver over eleven years and I find this work to be very rewarding. I absolutely love the work that I do! I help my clients to feel more safe and comfortable, supporting them physically, mentally and emotionally. I really enjoy the time I spend with each client. I am currently pursuing a nursing program as it’s my dream to become a nurse and help as many people as I can.
Kat: I am originally from Minneapolis, MN. I studied Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. I will be attending PA school in the fall of 2021. I enjoy hiking, reading, crafting, true crime podcasts and weight lifting. I first started as a hospice volunteer and then moved on to be a direct care provide for adults with disabilities. I enjoy providing emotional support and companionship to those in need. Being a caregiver means approaching each client with compassion. Providing great care for each unique client, while truly wanting and trying to get to know each person on a personal level.
Diane: I am a mother of 2 beautiful girls. I started caring for the elderly with my mother when I was 15. I watched my mom care for my father during his liver transplant. Seeing how caring for others impacted my family helped make up my mind at an early age that caring for others is what I wanted to do. Being a caregiver gives me the opportunity to make life easier and more comfortable for the love ones at home. I love listening to stories, and making sure I am providing the best care possible.
Jesse: I am currently pursuing my dream to become a registered nurse. Extended Family has been a joy to work with because I am able to surround myself with clients that have become like family. Knowing that I am lending a hand in allowing seniors to remain in the safe-haven of their homes has been extremely rewarding. I am so thankful for my interactions with our amazing clients that have brought so much value to my life.
Kylie: Growing up I have always loved caring for and serving others, and seeing the difference I can make in their lives. I started my caregiver journey 5 years ago in Memory Care, which holds a special place in my heart. I knew I always wanted to be in the Health Care Field, and that has led me to Senior Care. As much as I help the people I care for, they have helped me as well. I love listening to their stories about family and how they grew up. I took a little time off from caregiving after having my son and missed it so much. I am so glad to have found Extended Family Home Care and to continue my caregiving experiences with such an exceptional company.
Angela: I have always had the need to provide nurture and comfort. While caring for my grandmother, I learned about the importance of bringing comfort and dignity to our elders. I have found my niche in life and enjoy learning about all the wonderful, sometimes hard lives, my dear elders have lived. Anything I can do to help make one’s life a little brighter and a little less strenuous, makes me feel wonderful. I love knowing I have positively impacted other’s lives.
Kathy: I am a native of Colorado. I live with my sister who is a disabled vet. I love pets, especially dogs. I graduated from C.U. Training in the paralegal profession and meditation. I enjoy reading, driving, and love to run. Being a caregiver gives me the opportunity to provide a helping hand in caring for others.
Ilona: I am a wife, and mother of 2 children. I love outdoor activities ( running, hiking, and biking). Colorado is my favorite place in the world. One day I wish to climb a 14’er. I started working as a caregiver to supplement my income at first. I fell in love with every aspect of this job. I am planning to get my CNA in the near future. My grandfather in law became ill with dementia/Alzheimer’s. I broke my heart watching him become vulnerable and not being able to recognize people he loves. As a caregiver I enjoy caring for others and listening to each individual’s story.
Linda: I am from Nebraska where I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Respiratory Therapy. I love people from all walks of life and find enjoyment in helping others meet their needs while making their lives easier and more fulfilling. I am someone who is reliable and responsible, intelligent, personable and happy. I have been impacted by experiencing the care given to a few close friends and family members. My grandmother, who suffered from dementia, was given the most amazing care at a nursing home which was special to witness and lead me to want to give that same quality of care to those I work with.
Eliana: I was born and raised in California. We moved to Colorado in 2007 and we absolutely love it. I am married and have 2 wonderful children. We love the outdoors. I love to read . My goals are to be the best caregiver I can be. I am experienced in dementia and Alzheimer’s. I know how this impacts the individual on a personnel level. This has driven me to care and offer the best quality of life even at its hardest times. I love cooking, and making sure my clients remain as independent as possible.
Katy: My father was in the military, this allowed us to live in several different locations. I have lived on both coasts. Wisconsin and Minnesota. I went to college at the University of Wisconsin. I earned a psychology degree. When attending college, I interned at a sheltered workshop for adults with disabilities. I enjoyed my time helping people and being able help them live as independently as possible. As a caregiver I bring a lot of patience. I want to make sure my clients are living as independently as possible, by helping them achieve their goals on a daily basis.
Emily: I started working as a caregiver in college, and 10+ years later, haven’t been able to kick the habit! There’s nothing quite as rewarding as the smile on a person’s face when they see you walk in for the start of a shift or sharing their joy when you help them accomplish something they’ve been working toward. I also love to stay busy–cooking and baking, planning out home improvement projects or just going out for walks.
Sennen: I began caregiving by helping my mother as a young teenager when she was suffering with arthritis in both of her knees. Later in my life, my older sister, my best friend, was diagnosed with cancer and I helped her during her recovery from her brain surgeries. My mother always said that I was a little caretaker from the time I could walk. I feel empathy and very privileged to be able help someone in need and make a difference in someone’s life.
Nina: I was born and raised in Colorado and grew up in a large family. I’m a CNA, aspiring to be a RN. I love to write and enjoy spending my free time with my family. Four years ago my grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, which sparked my desire to provide care and love to elders who need it. I love helping people. I am compassionate, protective, caring and dependable. I am always patient and will do anything I can for those in my care.
Colby: I grew up in Thornton CO, graduated High School in 2018 and received my CNA license in 2020. My sister is a nurse and I have always looked up to her. Hearing her stories about caring for her clients motivated me to follow in her footsteps. Being a caregiver means not only meeting physical needs but social and emotional needs as well. I believe in making our clients feel important and building strong relationships. I consider myself kind, patient and dedicated to the well-being of others.