Hi, my name is Bree, and I live in Larkspur, CA. I have been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother was diagnosed with ALS. Me being the one taking care of her, I felt everything she went through, and how much help she needed, and her struggle, and that made me feel passionate about helping others, just like I helped her.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
To be patient and to be kind. Put yourself in their shoes. If that was you, how would you want to be treated? Making sure, taking care of them and doing everything so that they're comfortable and they're okay.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Betty. The relationship we grew to have was so great. She trusted me, she needed me, and I felt so good being needed like that, knowing that someone is counting on seeing me every day and happy to see me every day, that just made me feel very good