Hi, I'm DeAdra. I live in Antioch, CA and I have been a caregiver for six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love to care for others. I cared for a few loved ones and even family and friends of a loved one. And it's just something I'm very passionate about, and it's something I love doing. And I just love what I do, and I have a passion for it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to treat whoever you're caring for as one of your own. How would you want your loved one to be treated? So you should always treat whoever you're caring for the same respect as you would want somebody to care for your loved one.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget is Eleanor. She was one of the eldest clients in the facility that I cared for, and she was just someone that I connected to. Incidentally, she reminded me so much of my grandmother who I lost a couple of years ago. So she was just a nice, kind-hearted person, and I'd go to her all the time for advice. She was just a very humble person.