Employee Spotlight: Shega Kumnegere
Caregiver at Worthington-Galena Location
What do you do for Our Family Home?
I am a caregiver with Our Family Home at our Worthington-Galena house. My responsibilities include taking care of our residents, handling inventory and checking to see what we might need for the house.
How long have you worked with Our Family Home?
I have been with Our Family Home for seven years.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy seeing the residents happy. Working with our residents and helping them also makes me happy.
What do you do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy gardening. I like being at home. I find joy in doing things around the house, like cooking, cleaning and spending time with my son.
What have you learned working with residents of Our Family Home?
I am learning every day. Most of our residents in this house are non-verbal, and for many of them, this is the last thing they are asking for in their life. Even though they might not be able to talk, I have learned I can still communicate with them and love them. When I do something they like, I can see it in their eyes. When they aren’t happy, I can see it on their face.
How does OFH give residents and families more good days?
Our Family Home gives residents ‘more good days’ by thinking and being positive. Whatever is happening at home or personally, we try to keep it at home and only give them a smile. Making our residents happy and interacting them is our main priority. I’m always trying to look them in the eye and smile. I want them to know that everything we do; we do from the heart. I’m also trying to care for them the way I would want someone to care for me.