Hi, my name is Emily. I live in Haltom City, TX. I have been a caregiver for one year or more.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my mom and dad are both CNA certified, which I hope to be very soon, and I also took care of both of my grandpas when they were passing away and had Alzheimer's, and I was also around when I was younger when my grandma went through the same thing.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be pay attention closely, listen hard, smile and always do what is asked of you.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Miss B. She was someone that I took care of at a nursing home here in Fort Worth, and she had Alzheimer's but she always loved me. She did not care for my mom or anyone else that worked there, and she still asked for me even after they moved her to Arkansas, and she did pass away two years ago. I took care of her when I was 17, so she is very special to me.