Hi, my name is Debra. I live in Ceres, CA and I have 10 years experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver due to a family member's terminal illness, and I did caregiving for that family member as well as my mother who also was terminally ill. Then I became a firefighter, and now I'm back to doing caregiving.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, if you're dealing with any type of sharpies with bodily fluids on them you need to dispose of them properly.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget is my mother. She was very, very specific as to where she wanted to be when she passed, and we made sure that she was where she wanted to be when she passed, which was not in a facility.