Hi, my name is Demetris. I live in Desoto,TX and I've been a caregiver for 13 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I always wanted to care for others. I have a caring heart, compassion for people and I'm patient with people. I love being a caregiver. I'm also an LVN, a licensed nurse, for five years now and also do caregiver companion work. I just love what I do.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be a great listener, to be understanding, kind, have patience and let the patient express themselves.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Mr. John. He was very funny, very independent, he was a strong and spiritual person. He loved to laugh and he really showed that he cared about me also. He did a great job of getting himself back to his independence. That's what he wanted to do and I was there to help. He was so grateful for me being there to gain his independence back, to start driving again and get off oxygen because he was sick before and he did great. He got back his independence, that's what he really wanted.