Hi! my name is Holly. I live in Desert Hot Springs, CA and I have been a caregiver for one year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was inspired by my mother. She's been a caregiver for as long as I can remember, and I used to come along to help her out when I was a little and even helped her out on occasions when she couldn't work. I like taking care of people and helping them with their day-to-day activities. I've always loved seeing the happiness that she's brought to other people's lives, and I want to do that as well.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to get to know the person that you're caring for as well as you possibly can, and to work to establish a good routine.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Bella. Her day wouldn't ever really complete unless we all fed the birds together outside. She really loved looking outside and watching the birds eat the feeds, and would always get mad when the squirrels would come and try and steal the birds. It was always fun listening to her stories when she was younger playing the piano and singing as a chorus girl in the old western saloons.