My name is Destinee and I live in Richmond, CA. I've been a caregiver for five months now.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was taking care of my grandmother and then she passed away, so I decided to continue taking care of elderlypeo ple who are in need of help and I just loved doing what I do.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver was don't overwork yourself, you can get everything done in the amount of time that you need. And just make sure you pay attention to all their needs and everything that's going on around.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Ed. Me and Ed were sitting down eating breakfast and he had some eggs, french toast, and food that he did not like. We were eating this food and his face frowned up, it was really funny. So I'm like, "Okay," and "you don't want this, huh?" He's like "No." Then I gave him some french toast and he ate all of his french toast and had a big smile on has face after compared to his not happy face at first to eating the other. But that was my most memorable experience, and just things like that make you feel good just to help.