Caring and responsible - Alima Njie is an ideal caregiver. She is also our October Caregiver Spotlight at CaraVita Home Care! Alima is originally from Gambia, West Africa. When she is not working, she enjoys spending most of her time with her four daughters – ages 18, 15, 13 and 5! She grew up in a family with two brothers, so having four girls has definitely been a learning experience for her. She recently proclaimed:
"They [my daughters] drive me crazy… but they are also everything to me!"
Alima became certified as a CNA in 2014. She was first exposed to caregiving watching her mother as a child. She lived in New York with her mom who was a private, live-in caregiver. On the weekends, Alima would help her mother at work and she soon realized how much she loved caring for the elderly.
"I worked in customer service for six years and just wasn't excited about it at all. I wanted to find a job doing something that really mattered and I was passionate about. Now, I look forward to every day coming to my client's home and getting her out of bed. I just love everything about it!
I love getting to hear [my client's] stories! I've had the opportunity to learn all about her family, the way she grew up and all of the things she loved to do. We make each other laugh every single day sharing stories, taking walks, going out to eat and cooking together."
Alima also has a passion for cooking! She believes that is why she is such an excellent fit for her current client. She even prepares meals for her client to have for when she is not present on the weekends - her client’s favorite dish is Alima’s spaghetti.
CaraVita Home Care has had the joy of having Alima working with us since April 2017. She has been an excellent addition to the team and enjoys visiting the office.
“I love the people in the office! Communication-wise they are great and I love being a part of a great team.”
She also loves working with her clients and bettering their lives. The following is a statement from her client's daughter:
"Alima is kind, energetic and patient and the level of care she gives our mother is greatly appreciated by the family. She greets each day and challenge with a wonderful sense of humor! We love having her on Team Mom! She motivates mom to be active and engaged and always gives that something extra!"
Our team wouldn’t be what it is without passionate, kind caregivers like Alima. She is very dedicated to her work and is a lovely person all around. Thank you, Alima for being such a positive force on our team!
CaraVita Home Care wants to ensure that everyone is healthy, safe and engaged. If you are concerned that your older loved one is not meeting one these factors, then take our In-Home Care Assessment Questionnaire.