Member Spotlight: Teresa Dominguez of Family Care Solutions

July 2, 2020

After her niece’s accident over 10 years ago, Teresa Dominguez found a passion in caregiving and made it her career. As a home health aide at Family Care Solutions, she enjoys building relationships with those she serves.

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
In 2009, my niece had an accident that turned our lives upside down. My sister needed lots of assistance and this is where Family Care Solutions (FCS) came to the rescue! I took a job in caregiving and never looked back.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
I enjoy the people, their stories and their ability to enjoy the simple things in life.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
Your heart has to be in it. It is not always easy but it’s truly rewarding.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also helps you outside of work?
There are so many ways caregiving has changed the entire trajectory of my life. Serve people with a servant’s heart. Caregiving nourishes my soul and it is truly my passion in life.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
I love spending time with my children, doing yard work and making things beautiful.

What is your favorite quote and why?
Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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