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Articles in Category: Claire Ramirez

Dealing with Homesickness

Written by Thornhill Caregivers Staff on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Blog, Guidance, Inspiration, September 2013, Claire Ramirez

Homesickness and Culture Shock

Homesickness is defined as: “acutely longing for one’s family or home”. Culture shock is defined as: “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” (Webster’s Dictionary)  Live-in Caregivers can experience homesickness and culture shock. Claire Ramirez describes what she went through when she first came to Canada as a Live-In Caregiver…