Hi, my name is Damita. I live in Mesquite, TX and I have 20 plus years of experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandmother who was a diabetic patient, as well as someone who had obesity. So, a lot of my experiences came from helping and taking care of her and other family members. So, that is one of the reasons why I chose caregiving.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to listen. Listening is always one of the best ways to get to learn and hear more about your patient or your client.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Robert. He was someone that really taught me a lot about taking care of clients with memory loss, which a lot of people call it Alzheimer's or dementia.