Hi! My name is Jennifer and I live in the City of Victorville, CA. I've been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was taking care of my dad. Three years ago, he had a stroke and I was doing all the physical therapy for him. I was giving him all his medications, checking his vitals. And it just showed me that I was really liking it and I really enjoyed doing it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to have a lot of patience with your patient. Show them that you care and just give them your heart, your full attention. That's all they want. Just be very, very patient.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Margarita. She was always full of energy. She always complimented me. She was always so happy. She was never depressed, never, ever. You always saw her smiling. And she would always tell you stories from the past and they were always so beautiful.