Often, it can be challenging when a loved one or yourself transitions to a different state in health.
For these reasons, I have decided to dedicate my life to becoming the absolute best caregiver that I can be.
My name is Kalin King, I am 28 years old, married and I'm originally from Southfield, MI. I moved to Arizona in July of 2015 and I absolutely love it here! I don't have any kids, just yet!
I have been a caregiver for 12 years. It all started when my great grandmother became ill and was pronounced bed-written when I was 16 years old. From then on with the help of my family members, we all were able to give her the best care in her time of need. While caring for her, I learned how to do things like check sugar levels, give insulin, treat/prevent bed sores, etc. The most important thing that I learned was how to give the most compassion and love to her while she transitioned. That's when I knew I wanted to be a caregiver for the rest of my life.
The joy and warmth I felt in my heart knowing that I was helping her while she needed help the most was priceless! From then on, I proceeded to take a Certified Nursing Assistant course. I graduated from the program and received certification through the state of Michigan.
I began working for a few assisted living and nursing homes to advance my skills. One of which became my favorite. I felt as if I made a huge difference in the well being of the residents there. My hard work and dedication paid off as I was given 2 promotions. My final position was Building Manager. This was the highlight of my career. I learned so much from this position and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to do so.
I was introduced to home care once I moved here in Arizona. I fell in love with this side of healthcare because it allows me to focus and give my undivided attention to 1-2 clients versus juggling 20 patients alone. I like to spend quality time with my clients/patients and not just "do the job."
Caregiving is my calling in life. Many caregivers switch over to nursing or other healthcare careers ONLY because of the high compensation. I refuse to do so because this is truly and honestly what I LOVE to do! My heart is involved in this and I want to be a blessing to as many people as I can.