Hi, my name Is Gail. I live in Gilroy, CA. I have been a caregiver for 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of family and friends and I enjoy working with people and helping when I can.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to listen carefully to what their needs are. Check to see how they're doing daily. Be there if they need you, almost immediately if you can be close enough to the person who needs you, so you can get to them quickly. And show them that you care.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget was an elderly woman, who was dealing with cancer. Her husband was by her side quite often, but she was in so much pain, that she only wanted to deal with me when I was there. And I would bring her food. I would take care of her, and I loved her smile. And I was there to help her when she passed away.