Hi, my name is Dynasty. I live in Austin, TX and I have been a caregiver for four years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love the feeling of knowing that I'm actually helping somebody in need. I'm being able to assist, making sure that they have everything that they need in their everyday life. Just being able to help them is actually a pride and joy for me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, just to make sure that you are ready for this type of commitment. Being very active, making sure that you are listening, to actually understand and not just hearing. Being able to hear and know and pay attention to all details is very important, as well. Make sure that you are definitely there for the client because that's what is most important. For their physical need or whatever it is that they need us for, we must be there to do it for them. So just be sure that you are attentive to all the detail about that client.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Christine. She is just a joy to be around with. She is amazing, funny, keeps you laughing. Her personality is just amazing. She's 88 and she is very self-sufficient. She requires very little help but, of course, when she needs assistance, I am there. Our most memorable moment would be just her laugh.