Hanna: I was born, raised and went to school in North Dakota. I graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors degree in chemistry and have been a CNA for the past five years. I would like to use my experience and skills to make a positive difference in the world. I am kind, patient, thoughtful, full of energy, and always willing to help in any way possible. As a caregiver, I take a lot of pride in what I do and find great fulfillment in being able to assist others. I really enjoy my work and being able to make a positive impact in people’s lives!
Morgan: I have always had a desire to make a career out of caring for others. My mother is a nurse, and I have always admired the difference she has made in her patient’s lives. I am a compassionate and empathetic person by nature, and love connecting with people from all walks of life. Making another person’s life easier and more pleasant is so rewarding and fulfilling. I am committed to making this my mission in my role as a caregiver!
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.
Alex: I was born in the Springs and traveled to Grand Junction to study nursing at Colorado Mesa University. Since a young age, I knew that I loved helping people. I believe the ideal caregiver acts empathetic and supportive while providing encouragement to the client to have as much independence as possible. I fit into the role of a caregiver through my compassion, strong work ethic and care for others. I am a great listener and always there to help others!
Michelle: I’m from a small town in Wisconsin and grew up on a farm with my three siblings before I attended UW-Madison. I am currently in an MPH program at CU Anschutz. My desire to enter the medical field has led me to want to gain a more personal experience caring for people. I believe I have the love and patience it takes to care for and interact with others in a way that makes them feel comfortable and supported!
Madeleine: Since a young age, I have always found great joy in caring for others. I am a truly empathetic and compassionate person that is excited to dedicate my life to helping others. I am currently pursuing a degree from the University of Colorado and hope to earn a Master’s in Clinical Social Work. Some qualities I find crucial in caregiving are patience, dependability, and trustworthiness. I hold these qualities very close to my heart.
Stephanie: I am a student from the Denver area currently working on my undergraduate degree in biology. As a student intent on entering the healthcare field, I am passionate about providing quality personal care. The role of a caregiver is incredibly fulfilling and provides me a wonderful opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of those in my community. I strive every day to enrich the lives of those in my care and be a blessing to both them and their families.
Dona: I have been in the medical field for over 40 years! I worked as a ward clerk at a local hospital and as a Certified Medical Assistant for a very busy Orthopedic Clinic. My many years as a MA have helped me be an exceptional caregiver. I personally cared for my 87-year-old father for several months before his passing in 2017. Caring for him was so rewarding, it brought us closer and I will cherish those memories the rest of my life.
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.
Sanne: I feel that clients need to connect with others on a personal level to keep their lives fulfilled. Caregiving is not merely a job, but rather a real connection. Watching the way my grandma cared for my grandpa as he became ill with Alzheimer’s changed it all for me and my family. I learned that empathy, patience, being personable and having good time management skills makes a wonderful caregiver!
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.
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.
Mirjana: After I graduated college, I spent several years working in customer service and sales. Even though I had a good job, it felt like something was missing. Eventually I realized that I wanted to do something that really helped others. I became a live-in caregiver for a disabled ALS patient. I ended up loving it! I feel so blessed to be able to spend every day giving dignity and kindness to those who need help.
Colby: I went into nursing because I enjoy being around people and helping them through hard times. I learned through my clinicals that I really enjoy hearing people’s stories and talking to them, as well as being a caregiver for them. I find that keeping an open mind and a non-judgmental attitude allows me to be a caregiver who understands the value of being respectful and empathetic when entering someone else’s home.
Christine: I am a Colorado native and really enjoy everything that CO has to offer. I chose to be a caregiver about four years ago and instantly fell in love with this line of work. My mom has always told me that I have a heart of gold. I love helping others, it brings me great joy! Caregiving really is the perfect job for me. I love knowing that I can make life easier and even more enjoyable for others.
Amanda: I am a happily married mother of 3 beautiful children. Helping others has always been a passion of mine. I am very compassionate, dependable and honestly feel there is no greater feeling in the world than to see someone smile because of a simple act of kindness. Being able to have such a positive impact on others is an amazing feeling, and I am truly blessed with the opportunity to be doing something I love.
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.
Aeryn: I am from Colorado Springs and recently moved to Denver to attend nursing school. My long-term career goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner and specialize in dermatology. I enjoy reading, walking, listening to music and I have always found joy in helping people. I find the ideal caregiver is one capable of tackling any task the client needs, someone who is patient and takes the needed time to really listen.
Chaunte`: I have been going to school, in hopes to receive my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing because taking care of others is a passion of mine. I started out as a family caregiver when I took care of my grandmother which had a huge impact on my life. Doing small things to help others can make the greatest difference and showing someone your passion of caring for them when they need you the most has made a difference in me.
Destinee: Being a caregiver means being present, in the moment with the person I’m caring for, being an “extended family” member, remembering to ask the little things, being open, positive, respectful, honest, and caring. I have a bachelor’s degree in Family Services and Gerontology. I love working with families and the aging population. I’m open and honest and always ready to help. I’m respectful and positive. I listen well and understand different perspectives.
Julie: I am a passionate and caring individual with a two-year-old who keeps me busy, balanced and thriving! I have always had a sensitive heart growing up and found my passion comforting and serving others at a young age. Life can be hard enough on its own which is why caring for and bringing kindness to others truly brings me joy. I believe that everyone needs a little assistance sometimes and I’m always willing to give my all with a smile on my face!
Joyce: When I was young, I wanted to assist others. I was influenced by Florence Nightingale and my mother who was a registered nurse. I feel it is beneficial to all of us to assist those who need extra care. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and my Master’s in Clinical Psychology. I look forward to working with families and their loved one’s in their homes and being able to provide a more individual and one-on-one support that Extended Family Home Care offers.
Kylie: I toured Lutheran hospital my junior year of high school and after that I knew I wanted to be in the health care field. My aunt lost both of her in-laws to dementia and her caregivers had a great positive impact. I grew up doing a lot of service in my church which has helped me have great compassion as a caregiver. It means a lot to know you can give family member a little relief, because they know their loved one is being well taken care of.