Caregiver Spotlight: Meet Carly!
We are excited to introduce Carly! She makes it a priority to create special connections with each and every one of the clilents she works with. Carly is a hardworking student at UNL and as a caregiver enjoys helping individuals overcome life’s biggest obstacles.
Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Tell us something about yourself: I am a triplet with two boys (they are not identical)
What was your best home-care moment with a client?: My best home-care moment was when I was taking care of Esther one time. She really wanted to hang up a specific picture, but there was nothing to hang it with. I jokingly said, “Ya know I forgot to pack my hammer and nails with me today”. She goes “oh my gosh you did?”. We both laughed at that quite a bit, but afterwards she said, “Ya know that’s what life is about. You need some humor to keep you alive or else it is no fun.” And I loved that because I think being able to have fun and laugh together no matter who you are with in life is so important and does make life better no matter how hard it is sometimes.
If you are a student, where and what are you studying?: I go to UNL and I am majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology. I am planning on going to PA school after undergrad.
Why do you like being a caregiver?: I enjoy getting to know the new clients and families and really connecting with them in a way that helps make their lives better whether we are with them for a short time or a long time. I like how we are able to help people no matter what stage of life they are in and help them overcome life’s obstacles.