Hi! My name is Denise. I live in Camarillo, CA. I have one year of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I really enjoy the elderly. I want to make a difference in their life and make their latter years as pleasant and comfortable as possible. I hate seeing them not being taken care of properly or their family ignoring them. I also have parents that are getting up in years, and I'd like to know how to take care of them properly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to always have patience and understand that sometimes their thought process isn't as sharp, or sometimes they may not remember you, and you just have to go with the flow, and continue to listen to them, and give them the respect that they deserve.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Hazel. It just seemed like she lit up when she saw me. Her family wasn't there for her and she felt neglected, so when I would brush her hair, she would just kind of giggle, and I'll never forget that. She just felt like someone loved her and was there.