Hi, my name is Anne. And I live in Redondo Beach, CA. I've been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because it seems that I have been a caregiver my whole life. I come from a big family, one of nine. And as my mother got sickly, I took care of her for several years. And it gave me the motivation to help other people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to have plenty of patience. Each client has their own special needs. And I just think that you need a lot of patience to understand exactly what the client wants.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Dino, he was a very unique individual, very funny. I got to know him over a couple years very well and ended up painting his kitchen for him because that was a huge desire of his and nobody could do it for him, so I came over and painted the entire kitchen for him.