Hi, my name is Laurie. I live in West Palm Beach, FL and I have been a caregiver for about 5 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandma was here and then she was struggling in the nursing home, so I figured why not take care of her. And ever since then I've been a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to do it with your heart because these people need you. They need you, they depend on you so do it with your heart.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Raymond. I was with him for about a year. He suffered from COPD and he really needed me. I was able to be there for him in his last days. That has made a great impact on me