Hi, my name is Jessica. I live in the city of Albany, NY and I've been a caregiver for a little over one year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I had a lot of friends that were doing it. And it just seemed like something that I would like to do. I used to help out my grandmother a lot. Just personal care and stuff. So I just tried it out and I ended up liking it. It makes me feel good being able to help somebody.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, that you definitely have to have a lot of patience. This job isn't just for anybody. And it's not easy all the time.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is this one lady I was working with. She was right around the corner from me. And I was working with her every day for a while. We just got really close. She reminded me a lot of my grandmother. She was just a sweet old lady. And I just loved being able to help take care of her and spend time with her since she didn't really have anybody else.