Hi, my name is Heather, I live in Murrieta, CA and I have been an experienced caregiver for over 10 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver to help start taking care of my grandparents when I was 15. I then went on to help take care of both my Aunt and my Uncle until they passed. I took care of my mother-in-law for 10 plus years until she passed. I took care of my father until he passed, and I currently help take care of my mother.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to have lots and lots of patience. When you first get started it can be overwhelming, and you have to remind yourself to slow down, and allow for growth on the part of yourself, and on the part of your client.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Joan. She loved to watch Star Wars over, and over, and over, and no matter how many times we watched it together she was always surprised by all of the scenes, and acted as if it was the first time she saw it, and I loved watching her re-experience all of her favorite parts.