Employee Spotlight: Carolyn Washington

Name: Carolyn Washington, Care Center Hospice Aide

How long have you worked here?
14 years.

What made you decide to work here?
I liked hospice care better because…it’s different. You learn more about different types of care for people going through the dying phase. I just like hospice.

How had you heard of Angela Hospice?
The funny thing is I was riding by and I said, “Oh, Angela Hospice.” I came on a weekend and asked this guy if they were hiring and he told me to come back Monday. I came back that Monday and met with someone and put in an application. They hired me right on the spot.

What’s a typical day like for you?
Busy. Really busy. Time goes by really quickly.

What is your favorite part about working at Angela Hospice?
The staff, its good teamwork, the patients, and the families.

Carolyn (left) works with patients as an aide.
What is one of your favorite memories from your time at Angela Hospice?
In the old Care Center there was one patient who was a lot of fun. She kept us going. She was one of a kind. She was an ALS patient and we would go to her room and we would talk with her, and watch her favorite shows. I enjoyed her.

I remember one day she wanted us to give her a tub bath and she liked to have her legs shaved and have her hair done different ways. She was the type of lady that always ordered something online. She inspired me. I learned a lot from her.

You learn a lot from them. Everyone is different. You learn a lot of different stories from different families.

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