My name is Germaine, I live in Fairfield, CA. I have about 10 months of experience of being a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I've always been really nice with working with people and I love to help people and this was just-- it seemed like the perfect match for me. I can help people and get a lot of good benefits out of it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would definitely be to stay positive, in any situation positivity is going to get you through the day and also to be patient, patience is a virtue and you can definitely use it in this type of field of work.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Johnny. When I first met her, we just had this unbreakable bond. She was 89 and I'm only 20 years old and to have a bond with somebody so old is kind of bizarre but she just brought a smile to my face and I was always happy to go to her house or take her out to lunch and we were just two peas in a pod, nobody could stop us from our uncontrollable laughing.