Hi, my name is Alexandrea. I live in Denton, TX and I've been a caregiver for one year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because actually, my friend got me introduced to it. And my first day, I fell in love with my residents and I've been working in this industry ever since. I want to make sure that they're healthy and happy.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to lift with your knees and not your back, to always work with love and to always make sure that you leave the room with them smiling.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Pauline. I believe she has Parkinson's Disease so she has limited motor function, but I've learned her mumble. Anyway, I love spending time in her room. She always calls for me when she notices that I'm working on the shift. So she's really a joy to my day.