Hi. My name is Andrew. I live in Los Angeles and CA and I've been a caregiver for 5 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I have been a caregiver because for my mother, she's been one for five years. And my sister has been one for four years, and I just joined right after my sister graduated.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, write down any change of conditions, write down vital signs as soon as you start your shift, and make sure you do what the family would like you to do as a caregiver for the patient.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My client that I'll never forget is Teddy. She's my most recent patient. The most memorable thing we have done together would be going out and getting geraniums, and her telling me stories about her daughter and her grandkids and what they used to do when they wanted to go get some more flowers to plant in their backyard. She loved telling me those kind of stories and I enjoyed listening to her.