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How YouCare provided a turning point in Manju’s life

How YouCare provided a turning point in Manju’s life
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Being a single mother is not an easy job. Imagine working for more than 12 hours a day to earn the bare minimum wages and yet not being able to feed three teenage children. How hard would life be for her with constant pressure from in-laws for not being a good enough mother or daughter-in-law?

We are talking about Manju, a middle-aged woman who was widowed around 8 years ago. With her oldest daughter turning 18, and the other two children aged 16 and 10, she had to find a way to earn money to make a decent living to afford their education, her household expenses and save enough to maybe one day marry her daughter off. 

Working as a freelancer wasn’t paying her enough to bring food on the table. The taunts and harassment of her in-laws for not doing a “proper” job made her life even more miserable. Manju had no idea what to do. She had lost all her confidence. Life looked desolate and dark to her.

It was then that she saw came across a mobilization drive by the YouCare Team. She decided to attend the orientation program conducted by the organization near her premises. After her interview and her background verification, Manju was put on shadowing for 7 days where she assisted an experienced caregiver and learned a few things about caregiving which she had no idea about while she was working as a freelancer.

Life began to change soon after her initial one week was over. Manju was deputed on an assignment to care for an army officer’s mother for 2 months. During this period, Manju also attended free training sessions by YouCare and learnt better grooming, soft skills and telephone etiquettes. She developed a good dressing sense and through role play activities and group sessions could present herself as an assertive caregiver. 

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As she learnt the finer nuances of caregiving as a beginner, her attitude improved as she became confident of basic care procedures like bathing and toilet assistance, bed making, first aid and CPR. She began to take decisions on her own and took pride in the work she was doing. As Manju grew in her role, she was assigned more patients, some requiring professional care at a hospital level. As her experience grew in YouCare, so did her salary and eventually, she started planning her daughter’s wedding as well.

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Manju says she wants her daughter to become a caregiver like her and lead an independent life. The job has allowed her to cater to her family`s needs. She feels financially independent to take her own decisions while being able to carry out bank transactions or operating a smartphone to use WhatsApp. 

YouCare is an organization that aims to provide women and youth like Manju with the skills and job for elder and infant care at home. At YouCare our aim to promote dignity and respect of professionals working as caregivers at home and to promote caregiving as a dignified and respectable profession for millions to embrace and adopt as a career in their lives. For booking caregivers like Manju, call 844-844-97-99 or visit www.youcare.in today.

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We hired an attendant for my mother who was sick and required constant supervision for her personal needs. Our caregiver was professional, soft spoken and very dedicated. She also had a working knowledge of English which made communication with my mother very easy. YouCare is doing a great job.

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We have hired two caregivers for my mother from YouCare. Both caregivers are trained and professional and very dedicated towards their duty. The Youcare team has been very professional whether for feedback or sending replacements. The team also makes periodic visits to ensure customer satisfaction and grievance redressal. We are satisfied with Youcare.

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We have hired a live-in nursing assistant from YouCare Services. The caregiver is trained and a thorough professional. My mother has taken to her very well and looks forward to her companionship each day. We are now at peace knowing we have a professional taking care of our mother. Thank YouCare.

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We had hired a nanny from YouCare for our grandchild. My son was in town and needed help with his new born baby and elder child. Our caregiver was very loving, trained and a thorough professional. She took very good care of both the kids and ensured that the entire family was comfortable while she was around. We were very satisfied with Team YouCare and their services.

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