Hello. My name Ivania Ellis, and I live in Santa Monica, CA. I have five years of experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I have watched my mother be a caregiver since I was a little girl. I have helped her along the way with her clients. I would eventually like to become a registered nurse, so this is something that feels natural to me.
What advice would you give a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to take a deep breath. I know that sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming or a lot overwhelming, but always put your client, the resident, the patient first and try to be empathetic. That would be my advice and to have lots of patience.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget, that is a little difficult for me to answer. I like all of my clients. I love all of the clients that I have had. They are unique in their own way. They have their great qualities. So it's a little bit difficult for me to just pick one client. I would feel bad to pick one because I feel like I would be dismissing the rest.