Every month we pick an outstanding member of our Seniors for Seniors team to be our Employee of the Month.
We chose Heather Cruickshank as our September Employee of the Month because of her warm smile and compassion towards our clients. Heather is able to bring her health care expertise to her current role.
Here is what Heather had to share about being a Senior Companion at Seniors for Seniors:
1. How did you hear about Seniors for Seniors and why did you decide to join the company?
I first heard about Seniors for Seniors when I went to a Fifty-Five Plus Lifestyle show 2 years ago. I had retired from nursing not long before this and after reading the brochure and speaking to the people at the Lifestyle show booth, I felt that this would be something I would like to be a part of. I liked the idea of being able to meet people and help them to live more independent lives with whatever assistance I could provide.
2. What is your favourite companion/caregiver experience or story?
When I tried to think of a "favourite" experience, the one thing that comes to mind is sharing a laugh and enjoying the time I spend with each and every one of my clients.
3. How has Seniors for Seniors benefited your clients?
Clients are able to maintain their independence while carrying out errands or attending appointments at their own pace with whatever assistance they require from me.
4. How has being a Senior Companion enriched your life?
I have made some wonderful connections with my clients and spending time with them not only gives me a sense of purpose but also much enjoyment.
Want to know more about being a Senior Companion? You can visit our employment page here.