Hi, my name is Crystal. I live in Sacramento, CA and I've been a caregiver for 3 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandmother. I had the opportunity to care for her. She really inspired me to care for others like how I cared for her, be able to make their life a little bit easier, and being able to make them smile and laugh.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
The advice I'll give to a new caregiver is to be patient and take the time to learn their dislikes and likes to be able to build your relationship.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I'll never forget is Hallie. I remember one time asking her had she ever put on makeup before. She said no, so I decided to doll her up. I did her makeup looking real natural, and then I did her hair, dressed her up. I painted her nails. She was so adorable. She was super excited, acting like a little schoolgirl. She couldn't wait for her husband to come see her. When he finally came home, she had a big old smile on her face, and it was the most adorable thing I've ever seen in my whole entire life.