Hi! My name is Amanda. I live in Garland, TX; and I have 11 years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of the death of my husband, and I like helping seniors and helping them with all their needs.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver, to know your resident, be patient, no rushing, and be a good listener.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget, I got to know this patient about four months. She was on hospice, bedridden, also a feeder. You need to know her each and every day. It's a beautiful thing. Any time you came in to bring her her breakfast or her lunch, just the things she said would just make you wise and just like, "Oh my God, did she just say this?" and yes, she did. Very extraordinary woman. She had love behind her from her family, especially from her son and her daughter-in-law who read to her all the time. Getting to know this patient was a blessing. I got to know her. And towards the end, I would just hold her hand, and just look at her, and to talk to her. And there was a time, so she had me in tears, I told her she was very strong, well-loved, appreciated. And meeting these type of clients are amazing extraordinary people that have beat their time and still continue life into their last moment. And I still got a chance to just let her know that she was loved throughout the community. The people who cared for her loved her tremendously. And she just gave that love back 100%. Those were extraordinary patients that you'll never forget.