Carer Stories – Grace Nijoku
I started as a carer when I was 10 years old, I cared for my grandmother for four years before she passed away in my hand. My experience as a carer is very broad, starting as a community carer where I helped many clients.
I understand that patience is important and respect my clients wishes at all times.
I have also worked in care homes and hospitals, to which I am trained to change catheters, bags, stomach bags, I can also do ECG, BM, blood pressure and feeding.
I have experience caring for those who are end of life, bed bound, and those that suffer with Dementia/ Alzheimer’s disease.
As a live-in carer I do personal care, cleaning the house, shopping, medication, cooking food, and laundry.
I started working with my current client at Elder from 11 Nov. 2020. I understand that patience is important and respect my clients wishes at all times.
Our carers are people who love what they do, it often starts with their own family.
Some of the carers working with us talk through why they got into the profession, and why it works for them. For many, becoming a care professional starts with a personal experience of supporting someone they love.