Hi my name is Jenny and I live in Riverside, CA and I've been a caregiver for about four years together.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I always love helping and serving others and I started doing this part time when I was in school and I really, really liked it. I've done it for a few years since then.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to listen. Everyone is different and would like to be cared for differently. I think it's very important to really sit down and understand the patient and what need this special person has.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget is a sweet lady named Ruth and she was living at home still, and I went over to see her every day and to just show her different things. I remember her telling me one time that she was always so happy when I came over because it was not just doing my job. We were laughing together and we were talking about memories and she made such a huge impact on me and I guess I did on her too and we just had such a sweet friendship.