Hi, my name is Alesia . I live in Fort Worth, TX. And I've been a caregiver for seven years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my sickly grandmother. I also like helping with the elderly, and helping them with things that they need, as far as cooking, assist in medication. You never know what you mean to a person. You never know what's going through their day. So being a friendly face and smiling person, can brighten anyone's day.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be always have patience and enjoy your job.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Ms. Maple. She would always smile and ask me, "Is that my number one or my number two?" because I had a twin sister. She worked for her also. And she just liked to see our faces and hear our stories of where we grew up. So, everytime I came in, she would always ask if I was her number one or her number two. I would say, "Hi, it's me. Your number two."