How did you get into caregiving?
The people who inspired me to be a caregiver was my grandmother and my uncle. They really needed the care, and I was the only one there to support them, to be there with them at anytime at the point that they needed. Hospital, transporting, anything, I was there.
Who was one of your most memorable clients?
For all the people that I have cared for, the first two that come to mind that I have worked with at a facility for my clinical was Barbara and Louise. These two ladies always gave me that smile, always came down, stared me down, made my day, came, pat on my shoulder. I could do it, I'm in there forever, and these two ladies inspired me to be the best and continue to be the best, and they were everything to me.
What are some tips you can share with a new caregiver?
If I can give one piece of advice to a new caregiver, it would be to be strong and great body mechanics. Because the strongness is just believing in yourself, believing in other people, and letting it be them stress off of you. Actually, body mechanics too, because it put more-- it gives you more better to stay in that field, and you will have a worn out body by the time you get up there.
What was your proudest moment as a caregiver?
My proudest moment as a caregiver was to see the husband and wife in a room together, and the love that they still have. And them being her husband and wife, seeing him in a facility, it makes me happy.