Hi! My name is Joumana. I currently live in McKinney, TX, and I have been a caregiver for two years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandfather. During the time my grandfather was battling Alzheimer's and could no longer take care of himself, so I helped my grandmother attend to him, bathe him, clean him, and change his diapers. And while doing that, that showed me that I had the passion to do this for others.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to always be patient. Patience is key, no matter what. And always be kind-hearted. And always be passionate.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget was Marie. She was such a kind person. Though my very first day, she did not want me around and she said that she did not want me there. But as I continued to come, she began to let her walls down and let me into her world, which is absolutely great. She is just somebody I miss very dearly.