Hi, my name is Helen. I live in Fort Worth, TX. I have six years of experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because it is my natural gift. My mother was a caregiver when I grew up and I always knew that I wanted to be like her and I absolutely loved working with seniors. I wouldn't choose any other profession.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, absolutely attention to detail and also providing care while also allowing the client to still have dignity about what we're doing. I mean, just open to any situation with someone that needs help.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Mr. Diamond. He had a very unique family dynamic. At times it was stressful, but he was ultimately the sweetest man. He had dementia. Typically, I have worked with dementia patient. It is a more challenging setting but actually, I enjoy the moment that you being capture within dementia. It is hard, it's challenging but it's worthwhile what you get from the client and the family.