JEVS at Home Caregiver, Syfah Charles
Ask Syfah Charles why he became a caregiver and you will get a list of reasons. His favorite answer is the response he gets from the families he has worked with.
“It’s rewarding to see how appreciative families are when they encounter someone who genuinely cares,” He said.
Syfah began his caregiving career working with a family from Afghanistan that spoke little English. In addition to his caregiver duties, he spent time teaching family members English so they could better communicate with service providers. He worked as their advocate by speaking with Service Coordinators and Medical Equipment companies to make sure they had all of the equipment they needed to assist with his caregiving duties.
“I took my time. I let them know that I was there to help and support them,”Syfah said.
Syfah was referred JEVS at Home by his mother, who is also a caregiver. She noticed he had the ability to show others the kind of compassion and caring that is essential in a caregiving role. He would like to see more men get involved in caregiving because of the difference it makes in the lives of seniors and the disabled. Eventually, he would like to extend his education in this field so he can have an even bigger impact.
Currently, Syfah cares for his family member and said, “Taking care of someone you love is a hard job, but knowing I am improving her quality of life makes it worthwhile.”
This father of two has a one-year-old son and a two-month-old daughter. “Being a caregiver helped prepare me to be a parent, and being a parent has helped me become a better caregiver,” he said.
When Syfah is not advocating for his consumers or spending time with his family, he enjoys playing football with his friends in the neighborhood and video games.
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