Hello, my name is Astarria. I live in Houston, TX and I have been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of the help that I realized that my family needed. My sister has cerebral palsy and my great-grandmother has dementia. They both need a lot of care.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient, be kind and be thorough. Take your time. Everything's going to be okay.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is James. He was always smiling and in such a great mood. He made me want to continue doing what I do now. He had Asperger's so he didn't know how to communicate well with others but he loved to play games and I loved to play games with him.