Hi! My name is Kressie. I live in Granbury, Texas, and I have been a caregiver for 30 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love elderly people. I am very good with them, and I just seem to have a natural talent getting along with them, and I enjoy their company.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to have patience and, when all else fails, walk away and come back a few minutes later because it can always change the atmosphere and the mood of the client.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget was a little lady from Chicago, and she called me her chubby, little dumpling. Did not ever remember my name, but when I came in and said who am I, I would say, "Chubby," and she would say, "Little dumpling.