Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
My name is Daniella. I live in Kensington. I have been a caregiver for over a year now, I've also received my CNA license recently. I became a caregiver because of my recent medical history and also because my mom is an RN.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The first person that comes to mind was a patient I had. She had cancer. I was with her for 3 months. It was really nice and happy. We had fun, I liked going to work because of her. What I admired most about her was she lived life like there was no tomorrow. She was one of the happiest persons I've ever seen.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
If I have to give one advice to a new caregiver, it would be patience. With these type of clients they are very fragile. They are like babies again. They say we go from baby to adult and back to baby. So think of them as your own family, that's what I do.