Hi my name is Brandi. I live in Fairfield,CA. I have been a caregiver for five years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver to take care of my grandmother. I've worked at a convalescent hospital for Dementia and Alzheimer's patients and I really enjoyed working there. I enjoy working with elderly and taking care of someone other than myself.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to always be patient. Take your time to make sure you accomplish everything and everything is done right, not just that you rushed to do something.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Edna. She was a sweet lady. She would always wake up in the morning to go to the store, which there was no way that we were able to go to the store because she was disabled and I would just walk her around her room until she fell back asleep. It made it seem like we were going to the store.