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Accurate Home Care and Regency Home Healthcare
Homecare nursing is neither strict nor uniform says Raboin. It is intimate and creative—the domain of caretakers ready to become family.
And yet, Raboin initially underestimated it. “I thought, ‘I’m going to be a housekeeper,’” she says. But she took a chance on a boy with cerebral palsy, and “right away we clicked.” She also cares for a man living as a quadriplegic for more than 30 years whose positivity “is really inspiring to me.”
“I’m considered a friend or integrated family member, not an employee,” Raboin says. “My goal is to assist my clients with daily living and any challenges.” Those challenges include meals, medications, and even adaptive equipment repair. And it includes letting her clients live their lives, too, because Raboin knows: “If you give people independence and they feel better, they get better.”
She also knows the power of friendship. “Playing games, engaging in interests or hobbies, going for walks outside—these things are often taken for granted, but sometimes they are needed more then taking someone’s temp.”