Hi, my name is Kennetra, I live in Sacremento, CA. I've been a caregiver for six years now.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother and my uncle they were ill, and I helped take care of them until they both passed away, and then I went into assisted facility and I just fell in love. I've been enjoying doing. Many people need help and they are frustrated. Normally, I am just an outgoing person, and I think that fits really well.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, always remain professional, remember that the patient, the client who are important, if you can remember those two things you'll be great.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will forget is Ms. Margie, her smile, her demeanor, she was a walking history book. Me and her would sit in the hall, and numerous of our conversations she would tell me all the stories about her, her kids, and even the things before she was born, and she was such a delight to be around. I will never forget her. She had long, pretty hair and she would just play in it and I would braid it for her.