Sam came into my family’s life at a chaotic and unsettling time for us as we were trying, without success, to navigate through a world where my father was in the advanced stages of Parkinson’s and was no longer able to live alone.
Sam brought calm and peace to our chaos. She worked as my father’s primary caregiver for more than two years, looking after my father with professionalism, dedication, love, and kindness.
Sam is compassionate by nature and always positive about things. Even during episodes of falling and incontinence (just to name a few) Sam remained calm, kind and in a state of ‘constant caregiving.’ As someone who has a great devotion to logic and an eye for detail, she has the capacity to remain calm and think logically, even during severely distressing times.
During the time Sam spent working with my father, she provided him with much-needed companionship and conversation, assistance with bathing and dressing, medication support, day-to-day household maintenance and also worked as his nutritionist.
Because of Sam’s eagerness to help, she made my father’s life more comfortable than it would have been otherwise as well as extending his independence. Sam also became a friend to me and we remain friends to this day. I owe her a debt of gratitude and will always be grateful to her for helping me and my father through a very difficult time. We couldn’t have done it without her.
In conclusion, I recommend Sam for a caregiver position without reservation. I believe that she is completely capable of providing exceptional care, both on a physical and emotional level while maintaining her client’s dignity.