Hourly and 24 hour live-in caregivers in St. Paul, MN
Our people are our greatest asset. Every BrightStar Care of St. Paul caregiver is here because, to them, caring is more than just a job — it’s a way of life. Helping people is their passion. It’s what makes them truly shine. Because they know that, every day, they make a real difference by bringing more to life — more laughter, more time, more comfort, more support, more peace of mind.We provide the highest quality care to people when they are most vulnerable and need our help. At BrightStar, we go above and beyond in everything we do, to not only provide a service, but to provide a higher quality of life.
At BrightStar Care we are proud of the dedication of all our caregivers. While all our caregivers are outstanding and demonstrate the higher standard of care with our clients, our Caregiver Spotlight this month is on Kerry Koblinger! We interviewed Kerry to get to know her and talk to her about why she loves her profession.
Tell us a little about yourself. Hobbies, family, background, etc.
I enjoy time off with family and friends. I am a very devoted fan of the Dave Matthews Band and will travel all over to see their live shows.
How long have you been at BrightStar and what do you like best about your work?
I joined BrightStar Care in 2014 and have enjoyed my work ever since. I truly believe that this is my mission in life.
Why did you choose this career path?
My initial career was a hairdresser but because of car accident hand injury, I needed to find a new career. So after finishing my CNA training, I was recruited by Allina Health and worked as an aide for 7 years, where I saw the complete devastation from the elderly having to go to nursing home and I saw scared they were. I realized that Home Healthcare was a new opportunity for me to really make a difference.
What do you think is the most important characteristic for a caregiver?
I believe the most important quality of a caregiver is being honest and to really listen to them and make a connection with every client. I really want them to know I truly care for them, like I would care for my own loved one.
What is one of your most memorable experiences with one of your clients, where you felt you had a positive impact on their life and well being?
My favorite client memory is when clients tell me, “We are all in this together and I wouldn’t be doing this it were not for you Kerry.”
Thank you to Kerry and all of our caregivers for their dedication and hard work!
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