Hi, my name is Amanda. I live in Canandaigua, NY and I've been an aid for 4 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because when my grandfather became ill, I was the only one that was able to feed him. That made me want to become a caregiver and to help others who were in need.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to stay positive, stay calm and be there for the client. Don't judge the client, just simply be there to talk to them and be their companion.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I'll never forget is when I walked into their house and they gave me the biggest smile ever and told me I was the best aid they ever had and they never wanted me to leave.