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Edemanwan Akpan | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on June 1 2018

Edemanwan Akpan

Congratulations Edemanwan for being CaraVita Home Care’s June Caregiver Spotlight! Originally from Nigeria, Edem has had the chance to see the world! In her younger years, she worked for a family friend, traveling the globe to places such as Gambia, London, and so much more! Edem worked taking care of the family’s children, and home, and in turn, she had the opportunity to attend school. Edem thanks her parents for always encouraging her to be the best she could be.

"They could have kept me back, but instead they pushed me forward. I'm so grateful my parents did this because I wouldn't be where I am today if it were not for that decision. It has made me stronger, independent, and resilient. I know that no matter where I go, I can survive! I am a person that takes risks and loves adventure!” 

Edem went to school for Accounting and Finance in Gambia, and then studied Computer Science and Information Technology Systems in London. She is blessed with four beautiful daughters and is also a grandmother! In her spare time, Edem loves dancing and listening to Christian music. Her favorite song is “Come to Jesus” by William McDowell. 

“I'm thankful each day for the fact that I am alive and God is good. He is the reason I am where I am today. I'm thankful to the family that offered me opportunities to grow and learn, and for my parents.”

Edem has been a proud member of the CaraVita family since February 2016. She is very supportive, with all her clients and brings joy everywhere she goes. Her favorite thing about work is, “my clients of course! They make me laugh, and I love them so much!" She is also very outgoing and loves to meet people.

When Edem first moved to the United States, a friend suggested she become a CNA because of her caring nature. In Edem’s culture, CNA’s are not standard because common practice is that younger generations always take care of the older generations – hands down. We are so happy to have Edem be a part of our family. Caregiving is second nature to her!

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight