Hi, my name is Crystal. I live in Moreno Valley, CA and I've been a caregiver for 15 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love to see a smile on people's faces. I also became a caregiver because I've seen how they treated the elderly in the nursing home, so I wanted to do one on one care with them to make them feel more comfortable in their house.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to treat them like your family, like they're your grandma or grandpa, and be patient. Just treat them like you would your own family.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Mary. She was very sweet, outgoing, very nice. She just reminded me of my own grandma, and I just loved her to death. I did everything for her, and she was very sweet, very nice, and very loving.