Hi, my name is Jessica, and I live in Delhi, CA. I have been a caregiver for 2 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I enjoy taking care of people. At the end of the day when I go to sleep, I love knowing the fact that I have helped out another human being.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to pay attention to detail, ask questions, and get to know your client. You are going to be working with your client every day or a couple hours a week. Get to know them. Just because they are older than you, doesn't mean they don't like companionship. They love that companionship.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Martha. Martha ended up being on hospice, but before her passing, I got to know her, and she was so funny. I enjoyed having conversations with her and getting to know about her hobbies, and how she was married two times, and just her life growing up. She was 91 when she passed, and I will never forget her. She was a very great woman.