Employee Spotlight: Oumou Share
Caregiver at Longview Drive location
What do you do for Our Family Home?
As a caregiver for Our Family Home, I provide care for residents in our Longview home in Columbus. I coordinate activities for residents, help them with personal care and eating and spend time with them.
How long have you worked with Our Family Home?
I’ve worked at Our Family Home for six years.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy talking with our residents and getting to know each of them. Most of all, I love when they tell their stories. Our residents are like family. We learn about each other and get attached to one another.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my kids, going to the movies, restaurants or Chuck E. Cheese.
What have you learned working with residents of Our Family Home?
I learn from our residents every day. I enjoy hearing their stories and learning what their life was like. I’ve been working with seniors and individuals with dementia for a long time and understand how important it is to love what you’re doing.
How does Our Family Home give residents and families more good days?
Caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia isn’t always easy. Sometimes our residents are in a good mood and sometimes they’re not. However, when you take time to get to know them, you learn what they like and what they don’t like. Some people like music, dancing or activities. Others like to go outside or to sit on the patio. Some like their hair or nails done. We try different things at different moments to learn what they like and what they don’t.