Care with Us
Being a caregiver is more than a job. It takes a special individual to choose to care for another individual. At Griswold Home Care we are incredibly lucky to have such a dedicated group of caregivers. Over the last two years they have been steadfast in their commitment in making sure others needs are met. Even when facing a pandemic, once in a lifetime freeze and PPE shortages. We are happy to share their stories in their own words.
Caregiver – Mhyrical R.
We love seeing our caregivers succeed and are excited for Mhyrical as she continues her career in healthcare. Throughout our 18 years in the San Antonio community we have seen many of our caregivers continue their education and become social workers, RN’s and LVN’s.
Mhyrical certainly lives up to her name. She has been dedicated to her clients as she juggles her busy school schedule. Hear her story in her own words:
I am from Fort Lauderdale, Florida but I’ve lived in San Antonio for the past 11 years.
I started caregiving to get more experience in patient care to prepare for my career in Occupational Therapy.I’ve been a caregiver for 4 years (2 with Griswold and 2 without).
What I enjoy most about caregiving is being able to help make someone’s (whether that be the client or their family member) day a little easier on them and help ease their burden or stress during the time that I’m with them.
One of my favorite memories as a caregiver would be when I showed up to a client that I had on a regular basis and their family member told me that they’d been asking about me and saying they wanted me to come back to help them again. I love making clients feel comfortable and confident in me during my shifts.
We have many exceptional caregivers here at Griswold and Sonya Liddell is one of them. Sonya has been with us for nearly 13 years and has strongly represented our company for all of them. We asked Sonya to share with us a little bit about herself and her experience as a caregiver.
Where were you born? I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. Go Wildcats! I have lived in the beautiful Cibolo, Texas for 10 years.
What is your favorite thing to do? I love to sew and read. My favorite genre of books is self-help books. I find them very enlightening and motivating.
How long have you been a caregiver? I have been a caregiver for 31 years. As a child, I have always wanted to provide wholehearted health care to individuals in need.
What do you enjoy about being a caregiver? I enjoy establishing relationships with my clients and their families, seeing their smiles when I walk through their doors excites me. Also, I enjoy integrating myself into different households, providing health care support to my clients that best fits their individual needs.
What is one of your favorite memories as a caregiver? One of my most memorable moments as a caregiver was when my non-verbal client tried to speak to me. Although the words were not clear, the intentions were very clear. It was an emotional moment.
Thank you Sonya for all you do!
We love caregiver’s telling their own story. We are lucky to have Jeanette on our team, caring for our clients!
My name is Jeanette M. Brown. I was born here on the east side of San Antonio, TX. I graduated from Louis Fox Tech High school in1974, Go Buffalos! I enjoy creative thinking, singing in my church choir, feeding the homeless, sewing, and cooking. I have been a caregiver all my life, even as young as ten years old when I cared for a 90-year-old lady by going to the store for her or washing dishes. She paid me in popsicles for a job well done.
As I was completing my senior year of high school I also cared for my baby brother who was deathly ill with encephalitis. I am now 47 years into my professional career as a caregiver. My time as a Caregiver is most rewarding when I can go into a home and make my patient happy when they are sad, be a companion, and create new friends.
My favorite memory as a Caregiver is when I was able to help my patient showcase her beautiful quilt. We put on her last quilting show there at the facility where she lived. I also crocheted some booties for her family for Christmas. When she passed away her daughter found them and called to thank me for helping with their last Christmas from their mom.
Jeanette also wanted us to be sure to mention that in all her time here, every coordinator has been kind and wonderful to work with.We are so thankful to have the commitment of this wonderful Caregiver for nearly 13 years now.Thank you for all you do Jeanette Brown!