Hi, my name is Chanae. I live in Stockton, CA and I have been a caregiver for 10 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love the elderly community. It is my passion to care for them and to help them maintain their dignity and independence.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be very empathetic to the elderly community, and always keep in mind that everyone is aging, and that we will someday be an elder, so we should give the kind of care that we would want to receive once we are in those years.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is my client Mr. Charles and Mrs. Hilda. They were a married couple who ultimately showed me how to just be empathetic and open-minded and flexible with the elderly community, because things change. Health conditions change, and we just have to just be mindful and helpful always.