Hi, my name is Brittany. I live in Yuba City, CA and I've been a caregiver for two years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my great-grandmother. She was really sick the last couple of months, and she needed someone to take care of her before she passed. Also, I had a family friend who was very sick as well, and I took care of her because none of her family wanted to. Then she shortly passed away after that as well.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be always be patient, always be kind, always be on time. You have to be there to listen to them. They want to know that they're loved.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Barbara. She was sweet, only in her 50s. She was diagnosed with multiple cancers all at once. I lived with her and her family a little over a year. I miss her.