Hi, my name is Andrea. I live in Houston, TX and I've been a caregiver for over 16 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like helping others, and helping the elderly is one that I became partial to, because I know one day that I'm going to become of age. And I would want someone with a caring heart and patience to look after me as I do after my patients, just with love and care and just treating them as family.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be just to be patient and treat them as if they were your own family. Be kind, patient, and courteous and just be there to be helpful. Listen, attentive, and just a compassionate person.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Pam with Heavenly Healthcare. She was from another country, but she was so sweet and so caring. She even considered me as one of her daughters.