Hi, my name is Angie, I live in Garland, TX and I have 6 years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I had a close friend whose father needed care because he had Parkinson's disease, and her mother had Alzheimer's. It's something I was compassionate about and I felt I needed to do.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient at all times, no matter the situation, and to have a kind and compassionate heart towards the individual.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Joe. He was like a second grandfather to me. We had an unspoken bond, and we had a wonderful connection. I could sit down with him every morning at breakfast and we would tell stories. He would tell stories of his past and talk politics, and we just had a very nice grandfatherly and granddaughter bond that I will never forget.