CaraVita Home Care’s caregiver of the month of July goes to Grace Lasekan! Grace is originally from Nigeria in West Africa and moved to the United States in November of 2007! This decision came after her mom applied for green cards for herself, Grace and Grace’s two boys: Michael and Isaac.
Every week I get asked at least one time, “Beth, can you help me convince my mom to move into assisted living?” Another thing I hear regularly is “I am so frustrated with my mom. Dad has died, and she fell last week. I do not understand why she does not see the need for me to help her get some help in the home? What is wrong with her?”
Did you know that over 5 million older Americans are financially exploited every year at a cost of over $36.5 billion a year according to Bloomberg? The problem has reached epic proportions especially as Baby Boomers reach their senior years.
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Our May Caregiver of the Month is Adeyemi Ademoye!
Adeyemi, or “Yemi” as staff and clients know him, is originally from Lagos, Nigeria. His wife, Boyo, and his sister-in-law Helen are also caregivers for CaraVita Home Care!
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“After my parents moved to Florida to retire and create new lives for themselves, we thought things would be fine; if something happened to one of them, we could hop on a plane and take care of things. Unfortunately, it was not that simple. Dad broke his hip and needed short term rehab – unbeknownst to us; he had been taking care of Mom as her dementia advanced. Like many parents, he had kept us in the dark about how much she depended on him, and like many children, we chose not to see the realities of her decline. Now we were faced with a crisis; who would take care of Mom while Dad was in rehab. None of us children lived closer than a plane ride away – all of us with jobs and families of our own. How would we deal with this?”
Our CaraVita Home Care Caregiver of the Month is Glory Uluocha!
Glory Uluocha is originally from Nigeria. She studied early childhood education and worked in that field before moving to the United States over twenty years ago.
Shortly after moving to America, she married her loving husband, and they now have three beautiful children: one boy who is 20-years old and two girls, now 23 and 17.
Congratulations, Balkiss Bochere, our December Caregiver of the Month! We are excited at the opportunity this month to spend some time with Balkiss to learn what makes her such an incredible caregiver!
Though she was not in healthcare for most of her career, Josephine Okolie has been taking care of people for most of her life. The oldest child in her family in Nigeria, Josephine grew up with three siblings. Her family was Catholic, and Josephine wanted to be a nun. As she began the early stages of the journey to becoming a nun, she began working for American Life Insurance as an executive assistant. When the time came to take her vows, Josephine decided against becoming one because it would require her leaving her job which was helping to pay the school fees for all of her siblings.
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:
Congratulations to LaJean Fant for being CaraVita Home Care’s September Employee of the Month. LaJean is originally from Gary, Indiana. She has been married for 18 years and has two adult children, one step-daughter, and three grandchildren. LaJean has always had a passion for caregiving and helping others.