Senior home care taught me to stop and smell the roses!

Senior home care taught me to stop and smell the roses!

Ama Adepa Gryn
Ama Adepa Gryn
Certified Nursing Assistant.

I learned so many lessons from my clients while working in senior home care. As a Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA, my clients taught me to not take my dreams for granted.

Lessons learned from my clients

The first time that a client told me that she regretted the opportunities for joy that she missed along the way, I didn’t worry about it. Then, it happened again. One of my other clients, a lawyer still practicing law in his 80s, told me that he wished that he spent more time away from work and with his wife. When I worked in senior home care as a caregiver for the third time, it happened yet again. My client regretted wasting time doing things that he wasn’t passionate about. Now, I had to pay attention to my life. 

In most of my jobs as a caregiver in senior home care, my clients told me that they regretted "playing it safe" throughout their lives. It is a privilege to work in this field. I want my clients' wisdom to propel me to try new things. I am excited to take the time to see the world. I also look forward to protecting time for my family and friends. I’ve already started and you can do it too.

What I learned from my clients while working in senior home care is that I should “stop and smell the roses” every single day.


My name is Augustina Fynn. I’m a CNA and have been a caregiver for six years.  By sharing lessons that I've learned while working in senior home care, I  hope to inspire others to be effective caregivers with intentional and balanced livesWhat lessons did you learn from your clients?

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