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Get To Know Your Hospice Care Team

Hospice care encompasses the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person’s last days of life. Caregivers called to do this work at Caring Circle are part of an exceptional team. Everyone is driven to safely find ways for patients to continue spending quality time with loved ones and do the activities they enjoy. Highlighted below are a couple of long-time hospice care team members–get to know them a little better!

Lotonia Davis Broyles, CNA

I have worked as a certified nurse assistant (CNA) for Caring Circle since 2002. What I enjoy most about my job is going into a client’s home and making sure they are clean, comfortable, and pain free. I especially like serving clients that live in nursing facilities because they do not often receive a lot of visitors. It brightens my day to spend extra time with them. When family cannot be there in-person, we can be there for their loved one.

All caregivers count, I just want to do the best job that I can, and I always aim to please. I want people to be happy, that is what I feel I am called to do. When it’s time for me to leave, I make sure to leave a smile on their face, and they almost always do the same for me.

A patient’s death is still difficult; what gets me through is knowing that I contributed to making their last days a little better and that ultimately, they are at peace.

Working in hospice for many years has given me the knowledge to assist my friends, help them navigate healthcare options, and answer their questions specifically about hospice services– it feels good to give back!

Anjali Gaikwad, RN

I graduated nursing school in 1983, which was a great personal accomplishment. Initially, I started working in pediatrics and then went into home care. In 2004 I started working for Caring Circle and it has been the most wonderful experience of my life.

What started as a part-time job with a lot of travel, turned into a passion. Hospice clients would thank me for coming, especially if their family or friends had not had the chance to visit in a while. These people became a part of my family, and I did everything I could to make them comfortable both physically and emotionally. It gives me much joy to see them smile. My experience with hospice care has given me the most enjoyment and purpose as a nurse, it brought me closer to my belief that I could make a difference.

Due to back problems and medical issues, I now have a parttime position with HouseCalls. I am blessed and cannot ask for anything more. It is my privilege to be able to do the work I do.

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