One of the main goals a lot of people have when contemplating a new job or career is having passion for what they do. Unfortunately, most people tend to fall into jobs because, well, it’s a job. For those who are diligent and persevere, they sometimes forge their own future and wind up in a career that also happens to be their passion.
Such is the case for Erica Blosser. She started her career within the health care field and while she’s transitioned a bit from where things began, she’s still integral in the healing and well-being process for dozens and even hundreds of people.
As reported by Jeff Barron, reporter for the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, in the blog, Home Instead owner was destined for health care work:
“My first job was a nursing assistant,” the registered nurse said. “Then I went on with my nursing degree and I worked at the local hospital here for a lot of years. Then I worked for AlternaCare for some years, and I really just fell in love with holistic care. Taking somebody and keeping them in their home, helping theme there, is just a different aspect of care than a hospital.”
Blosser said her company at 110 King St. is a solution provider for seniors in their homes and serves Fairfield, Hocking and Perry counties.
“We provide personal care, assistance with ambulation, toileting,” she said. “We provide transportation. Incidental transportation, trips to the hair salon, grocery store, doctor’s appointments. We assist clients with meals, with grocery shopping, with errands. We provide companionship. We provide care for families with dementia or Alzheimer’s up to 24 hours a day.”
Home Instead Senior Care provides long-term support for men and women who need extra help at home or who may be dealing with some level of health issues, but they also provide support for short-term situations. Some of these cases could involve recovery from surgery.
As the owner of Home Instead Senior Care, Erica still manages to get out and meet with her clients. She takes time out of her schedule to get to know the men and women who rely on the services her agency offers. She says this is the one thing that truly helps tap into the passion she had when she first started in this profession. “That’s still my cup-filler,” she said during an interview about getting out and meeting with those clients.
It’s not always easy to find one’s true passion, but when it combines with a career, there are few things better and more rewarding, as so many people who work within the home care industry ultimately realize.
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