Hi, my name is Ashlee. I live in San Francisco, CA and I've been a caregiver for 6 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother owns a facility for the mentally disabled, and I have a joy of watching and helping provide care for those in need.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a caregiver would be to be open to improvement. There's always room for growth. And to be patient and understanding and empathic to the fact that the individual would be able to do it, they would.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I would never forget is-- there's so many, but one I wouldn't forget I would have to say is Melissa. She is so sweet and open to trying new things and is willing to let me help her as much as possible. She's non-verbal and such a joy to help and be around. She lights up the room when she walks in.