How did you get into caregiving?
My mom got me into this. She's done it so long, so I started working with her, and then, from then on, I just continued.
What type of experience do you have?
I work with a lot of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
What are you strengths as a caregiver?
I'm very friendly, I would say, because a lot of people - even the people at the facility - the clients dearly they love me. They're like, "When are you coming back?" And I'm like, "Tomorrow." And they're, "Oh, good. We're looking forward to seeing you." And that's something, it brings tears to my eyes that actually clients really like me, and I like that. Because some people, they don't get along with all of their caregivers, but for me, everyone likes me, for some reason.
Are there any caregiving tips you can share?
I would suggest to the new caregivers working with Alzheimer's and dementia patients, you have to be patient. Especially in the facility I work-- I worked in two facilities already. I see that a lot. Some of the caregivers are aggressive, or they yell at them, but it doesn't help. It just doesn't help at all. So I would just say you'll one day be in their shoes and, basically, you'll need help.