Andrew “Drew” Snider, one of the newest additions to our Portland East team as a Caregiver Manager (CGM), brings a wealth of experience and a passion for caregiving. Formerly a Caregiver and then Lead Caregiver in the Salem branch, we are thrilled to celebrate his well-deserved promotion. What sets Drew apart? With his dedication to caregiving, he possesses a unique blend of interests—talking, building, and fixing things, indulging in frequent fishing adventures, and an astounding love for animals, boasting a collection of 35 pets, including snakes, tarantulas, dogs, cats, and ferrets.

A Heartfelt Journey: From Caregiver to CGM

Drew shared the poignant story of his journey from being a caregiver to embracing the role of a Caregiver Manager.

Starting Point: Helping Hands to Family Resource Home Care

Drew embarked on his caregiving journey with Helping Hands (now Family Resource Home Care), where he developed a deep connection with a client he loved. However, the emotional toll of losing the client led him to a brief detour into bartending. The pivotal turning point came during the challenges of COVID-19, bringing Drew back to caregiving. His resilience and commitment shone through as he recounted spending six months with a client who hadn’t taken a shower in three years, only bed baths. Drew, along with the client’s wife, facilitated a transformative moment, prompting the client to vocally express gratitude, who never really spoken before. This experience fueled Drew’s motivation to better himself and delve deeper into the caregiving industry.

Passion and Connection

In Drew’s words, he found an “amazing team that he has a hoot and a half with on the daily basis.” As a self-proclaimed people person and animal lover, caregiving became more than just a job for Drew. Growing up without grandparents, caregiving filled a void, providing rewarding experiences of connecting with others.

Drew helping coworker

Guiding the Caregivers: A New Chapter as a CGM

Now in a leadership role, Drew sheds light on how he plans to support and guide the caregivers under his supervision to provide exceptional service.

An Open Ear and Shared Understanding

Drew emphasizes his commitment to being an open ear for his team. Drawing from his own experiences, he recognizes the importance of having someone there to listen. Sharing the same challenges his team faces, Drew aims to foster an environment where caregivers can talk through difficulties and collectively find positive solutions.

Words of Wisdom: Advice for Aspiring Caregivers

In sharing his remarkable journey, Drew imparts invaluable advice for individuals contemplating or currently immersed in the caregiving profession. He encourages aspiring caregivers to approach their roles with an open mind and an open heart. Reflecting on his own experience, Drew acknowledges that caregiving has a unique way of pulling on heartstrings and filling a void. It’s not merely a job but an opportunity to forge profound connections, akin to cherishing a second grandparent. His words echo the fulfillment found in caregiving, emphasizing that the rewards far surpass any challenges. Drew’s wisdom serves as a beacon for those considering a career in caregiving, urging them to embrace the transformative and fulfilling nature of this compassionate profession.

Fulfillment Found in Caregiving

Drew contrasts his current role with previous jobs, highlighting the unique fulfillment he finds in caregiving. Despite the potential for exhaustion, the joy of enabling someone to stay home, be independent, and live life on their terms makes every challenge worthwhile.

Tidbits of Joy: Loving the Job

In a collection of tidbits, Drew expresses profound gratitude for his current role as a Caregiver Manager, even driving 1.5 hours to serve his caregivers and clients. Drew talked about the joy he feels when matching the right caregiver to the right client. This is a sentiment that encapsulates the rewarding nature of his work is improving more lives with the right bonds and people.

Conclusion: Drew’s Inspiring Impact

Andrew “Drew” Snider’s journey from caregiver to Caregiver Manager at Family Resource Home Care is a testament to our company’s commitment to internal growth. Drew’s passion for people, animals, and the caregiving profession shines through every step of his inspiring journey. As he continues to touch more lives, Drew stands as a beacon of fulfillment, compassion, and dedication in the caregiving community. We are so grateful to have you be a part of our team!

Join Our Compassionate Team – Culture Beyond Compare

If Drew’s journey has sparked your interest in the fulfilling world of caregiving, we invite you to embark on your own transformative path. Family Resource Home Care is always on the lookout for dedicated individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. With over 30 locations spanning across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, there’s an opportunity waiting for you to join our compassionate community. Whether you’re an experienced caregiver or considering a career change, take the leap and explore the rewarding realm of caregiving with us. Discover the joy of creating meaningful connections and making a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Your journey begins here – join us in spreading warmth, care, and support.