Hi, my name is Janet. I live in the city of Vallejo, CA and I've been a caregiver for 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my mom needed help, I like caring for other people, I also like following the procedures and working as a team member in compliance with company policies.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to listen, pay attention, speak slowly and do the best you can in your job description.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Mildred. The reason why I wouldn't forget Mildred is because she didn't like showers, she always gave me a little hard time about it and when I told her the importance of her having a shower so she can feel nice and clean and relaxed then she said to me, "Oh, Janet. I am so happy that you asked me to take a shower. I feel so good." and that was one of my happiest moments, helping a client to get to that optimate level where they feel good.