Posted by Eva Owens
This Is Why I Do This Work
I write so many emails... Really, it’s a lot. And you and I have most likely never met in person so I wanted to introduce myself quickly (Hi, I'm Eva!) and say a few words about why I do this work.
Mostly so you know that I’m a real person, because I know you that were wondering…
I do this work because of my Mom. Here she is:
She's so sweet and nice. And she’s from Oklahoma which means that all her sweet, kind words come with a Southern accent... Which makes it sound even sweeter, of course.
My mother is an artist and her work includes watercolor, printmaking and fabric arts. She’s always made my brothers and I feel like we're just little angels in her eyes. She’s always made us feel so loved. It’s just what you want from a mom.
My mom has a debilitating condition that she's lived with her entire life. Now that her condition has progressed, she has needed a caregiver these last couple of years. Like many, she relies on Medicaid for her health care.
Why did I decide to work in home care?
I want both my mom and her caregivers to live with dignity, respect, independence, choice and the economic means to live a full life. She deserves that. Her caregivers deserve that too.
I want the caregivers who work with my mom to have many options for who they choose to work with and to come work with my mom because it’s a good choice for them.
I want my mom’s caregivers to not have to worry about their own housing or their own health care because they are not paid enough or lack benefits. I know that my mom will get the best care when her caregivers are... cared for too.
I work with Carina because I believe that Carina is building options for clients and caregivers to have choice and independence.
I work with Carina because I want everyone to have options instead of feeling trapped in a job or with a caregiver.
Whether you are a client or a care worker, at Carina we're building a platform with you and your independence in mind.
If you are a caregiver reading this...
Thank you for what you do. You are making people’s lives better every day and that is truly amazing work.
If you are a client reading this...
Thank you for providing meaningful work for so many caregivers.
We are all in this together. May you have a restful and joyful Thanksgiving and Holiday Season.
Eva, Manager of Marketing and Operations at Carina