Hi I'm Christy. I live in Tyler, TX and I have seven years of experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my mom needed one and I did it for her for several years and I've done it for several other people since her.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient, loving, kind, to always know that these people are older that you're working for. Some of them are set in their ways and they don't always even know how they're treating you. No matter what they do or say, treat them with the utmost respect. Remember, you will be old one day, too.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget, Pat was such a lovely lady. She was a teacher in the arts. She was a professor and she was just a beautiful lady. She loved to talk and tell me stories, which I enjoyed so much. But my most memorable time with her was when she called me a jewel. She said I was a jewel and I loved that.