Hi, my name is Lauren. I live in La Habra, CA. I have 14 years of caregiving experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I had a sick child and I wanted to see him get better and I found out that I'm really good at helping people. I have a lot of compassion for helping people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to new caregivers would be to have passion, patience, understanding of who you're working with and to help them. If there's an emergency as such as a fall or something like that, just to stay calm and not let them see you get excited. They need to be calm as well.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget, she was French, she didn't want a caregiver and we had to ease it in with her, so I actually had to go in as a housekeeper and she accepted that. Then eventually, I built up a relationship and we were very close after that.