I am Songaya Gay, Owner and Founder of Enlightenment Home Care. I grew up in California's Bay Area before relocating to the state of Washington to raise my two wonderful sons.
I started nursing school back in 1999 with my older sister. We took it step by step together all the way. It was a long journey as a single mother working full time raising my two children as well as being a foster parent to many children in need for seven years.
I graduated in 2007. Although not complete, it was a proud day. Since then, I have been working as a nurse in different specialized areas. I have worked in Long Term Care, Rehabilitation, Hospice, secure Dementia, Postpartum, NICU level I & II, Corrections at maximum security prisons, Primary Care, Inpatient Psychiatric and Residential Mental Health for Veterans.
During all of my time nursing I found the most joy when I was interacting with my patients on a one on one personal level. At a time where I was giving them my undivided attention. I was advocating for their needs, rejoicing with them on their good days, motivating them on their difficult days and just sitting quietly with them on those days when words are not the answer.
I knew that this type of care was what I wanted to give to all of my patients. However what I learned was that in the business of working it just isn't possible, it is actually frowned upon at times. I needed a way where I could care for people not only the way I wanted to care for them, but the way people appreciated and wanted my kind of care.
Enlightenment Home Care was founded by a nurse of over 13 years experience caring for the loved ones of others, as well as her own. Wanting to focus on the specific needs of individuals. Enabling the opportunity to give, time and specialized care, that can not be streamlined into a, "one size fits all", model. The specialized care provided would offer people care where they feel the comfort of being in their own home, in their own bed, eating their own food.
Caregivers providing the same care that they would give their mother, grandmother or any member of their family. The same care a person should expect for their loved one to receive from a caregiver.
Coupled with the understanding and appreciation of the type of care that people want, expect & deserve. There was a clarity of direction an, "Enlightenment", to be a cultural rejuvenation in the quality of care that is being delivered. This revision is a desperately increasing need, especially in our senior population, though everyone is worthy of this level of care.
So, Enlightenment Home Care was born. Offering a vast array of services to fit the individualized needs of every client. Hiring only professional, compassionate, well trained caregivers that will offer the care from which Enlightenment Home Care was made. Knowing there is nothing more important than client satisfaction. We take pride in the care we offer as well as the care we give. With our family friendly office we encourage feedback so that we can improve our services maintaining our client first outcome of care.