Carer Stories – Grace Nijoku

Grace joined Elder in September 2020 and has provided 28+ weeks of care via our platform. She has one 5 star rating so far.

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.

Elder-approved carers are people who love what they do, inspired by their own stories.

Some of the self-employed 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.