Hi, my name is Andrea. I live in Fresno, CA. I have had my senior license for almost six years now, and I have seven years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because one time when there was someone watching my grandma, he left her alone, so now my grandma has a tumor on her bottom which is hard to heal. So, I figured that if I take one less person who is going to do bad, there must be a reason, then I'm doing something right.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to always ask questions. Always give your input and output. Always give your terms. Always ask the patient if they're okay, and just keep the patient's needs and your comfort loving as good as possible.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is my best friend. He is no longer with us but he was amazing. I'll never forget him. He was my best friend at the time, and he was just so wonderful to be around, and he was full of life.