Hi. My name is Arlene, and I live in Dobbins, CA and I've been a caregiver for 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
Hi. I became a caregiver because I really enjoy working with people and helping them with their everyday needs.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for a new caregiver would be to always make sure that you're very kind and compassionate and loyal to them, that you take your time and meet all of their specific needs that they require. And enjoy what you're doing, just enjoy being with a person.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget is Winnie. I took care of her for quite a while. She stated to me that she would never dance again. And so one day when she had finished lunch, we went into the living room. And as we were walking in, the radio was playing. And I just turned her towards me, and I said, "Winnie, let's dance." And we started dancing in the living room.