Hi my name is Carolyn. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I have been a caregiver for six years and a nursing assistant for two years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because it's my passion. I'm kind, compassionate and I love taking care of people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient, take your time, understand your patient and remember that these people are sick and sometime they're moody but it's not intentional. It's just because they're going through a lot and their life has changed dramatically so they're not used to being independent and no one else but themself so my biggest advice is to just be patient and be kind.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Harry. I was caregiver from four years for him and he used to look forward of to see me when I go there. He used to have a big smile on his face and he had such a kind soul and we used to watch movies together and laugh and watch the game, Jeopardy and word games together. I just because a part of his family.