Hi, my name is Chimere. I live in Tallahassee, FL and I have been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I know that I have a loving and fearful, unconditionally loving, a kind heart for the elderly. I love working with them. They are just like babies when it comes down to working with them, and I just love it to death. I pour my heart out when I'm working in this field because, at the end of the day, I have grandparents that are elderly as well. And I would want my grandparents to be treated with love and respect at that age.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, remember it's all about love, accept help, remember self-care, don't forget yourself, make decisions together, and always, always remember who loves the caregiver regardless of what.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Miss Joanne. She was the most loving, heartwarming person I ever cleaned for. I always used to clean her house at the time in the place I worked for. And she was an elderly person, she and her husband. I cleaned for them and she always said how much a great job I did in their house.