Hi, my name is Charmaine. I live in Stockton, CA and I've been a caregiver for 4 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver helping my grandmother who, at the time, was a caregiver and just wanting to be a part of the committee that helped elders, and people with behavioral disabilities, as well as children.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be is to remember that one day, you could be in this same predicament.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget is SJ. She was very, very, very compassionate about her writing, and she loved to read. She was soon diagnosed with Dementia, but she would always remember stories from books she read and would relate the characters, to her reality and made her a soulful character. She was very fun and very outgoing, and I'll never forget her.