Hi, my name is Gail. I live in Carsen, CA and I've been a caregiver for two years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver when my grandma's health was declining and my mom needed some help into taking care of her while she was home and I enjoyed doing it. So it gave me a heart for caring for people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient into caring for someone and continue to encourage them instead of discouraging them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will always remember would be this woman that I cared for who had COPD and no matter how hard and how rough it was during the last stage of her life, she continued to smile and her hugs when I came in to care for her during my shifts. That's the last thing that I remember.