Hi! My name is Ketra, and I live in Houston. And I've been a caregiver for 12 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver helping my great-great-grandmother when she was sick. And I just had the passion for it ever since.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, take your time. Always have a good attitude. And you will want to make sure that when you leave, that your patient is satisfied with the work that you have done for that day. Always give a positive, go over and beyond to make sure that the patient is well taken care of and satisfied.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget, her name was Miss Mariah. She always thanked me for the work that I have done for her that day. She always told me to keep my head up, keep a smile on my face. She reminded me of my great-great-grandmother. And that just motivated me to do more to go out and help others.