Hi, my name is Lane. I've been a caregiver for 21 years, and I live in the city of Azusa, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver for my grandfather after he had a heart attack and a stroke, and became paralyzed. I started helping out with him and his care, to give my grandmother relief, and I just absolutely fell in love with it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to make sure you always have patience, and be respectful to your client, and be very compassionate and caring, and always listen.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Miss Theresa, and I took care of her for five years as a full-time live-in. She became like a grandmother/mother figure and we'd just bonded really well. We did everything together right down to shopping, cleaning house, paying bills and going to social events.