Hi, my name is Christean. I live in Brookfield, CT and I have been doing this for about a year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because two of the family members have Alzheimer's and the family wanted to keep a family member as a person we knew to take care of the family member. So, that's why I became a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, learn about your clients, their likes, their dislikes, their hobbies, every single piece that you can to get to know about them. So, if there is a problem or an issue, you can try to settle it on your own before calling a family member, if it can be settled before.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Greg. He is a former military army. He's been married five times, has three children and every time we sit down he always had a new story to tell me, whether it was when he was in the service or family gatherings that they have. He's always had a positive outlook on life and he would be the most memorable one that I've had.