Hi, my name is Cheryl. I live in Tyler, TX. And I've been a caregiver for 22 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I just enjoy helping people. I started in high school and now, at 46, nothing has changed about how I feel about helping other people. I just enjoy it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, always come in with an open mind and always remember that that could be your family member that you're taking care of and treat them with the utmost respect.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Miss Patty. She was a much older lady, roughly in the 80's, and her best thing for her to do during the day was to go out to the garden every day, even though she had a prosthetic leg and lived upstairs.