Hi. My name is Grisell. I live in Houston, TX. I've been a caregiver for 15 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my mother suffers from dementia, and I saw the need for quality, elderly care,
in a atmosphere where respect and love should come first.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to let the client do as much as they possibly can for themselves and encourage that.
Be patient. Be kind and understanding.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Christina. She suffers from MS.
She, basically, has lost all function of her lower extremities as well as the upper extremity.
But her determination to continue to do things on her own, she just really impressed me.
She left a mark in my heart. I'm so proud of her. She would do it, absolutely as much as she possibly could on her own.
And I applaud her for that, and I will never forget her