Hi, my name is Haiely. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I have nine years of care giving experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love helping the elderly. I love putting a smile on their face and I make them feel that there's much more to life and I get everything done in a timely manner.
What advice would you give a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, treat others as how you want to be treated. With respect, integrity. Always use standard precautions. We want to treat everybody like they got the same condition going on.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Shirley. Every day I go to work, I hear, "I love you." I got to tell her, "I love you too." She's always giving me stories about how her and her husband met, Jim. They traveled all over the world and I would always take her outside. She would watch her garden, watch her flowers growing. I would water her plants and she always said, "Oh, when are we going to build a boat? When are we going to build a boat?" She was always joking around like that. We never got to build that boat. May she rest in peace.