Hi, my name is Janee. I live in Richmond, CA, and I've been a caregiver for 7 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandmother when she got paralyzed. I used to help her out a lot, so that inspired me to want to help take care of people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be you have to treat your client like it's your own family. You have to be respectful. You have to help them out when they need you. You have to talk to them when they need you to talk to them as a friend. You have to love them like they was your own family member, and that's my advice to a new caregiver.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is a client that I had a real good time with. We used to go on outings. We used to go out to eat. We used to have a great time.