Hi, my name is Helene. I live in Sacramento, CA and I have nine years experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was taking care of my mother in 2001 and it just took off from there.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, have an open mind, stay calm, and everything will work out.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Susan. She had Parkinson's and she didn't talk, but we communicated well so we had fun together. I understood her, she understood me as well, and she was just great. We became good friends and it is more like a family. I went on outings with her and her family because I could communicate with her. I still love that woman to this day. She passed away in 2012.