Hi, my name is Lavanda and I live in Mesquite, TX. I've been a caregiver for 13 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I become a caregiver after my grandmama passed away.
Knowing that if I had the experience that I had now that she wouldn't be in a nursing home getting the care from the facility.
I could have did it for myself.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a caregiver is to treat the ones that you're caring for as though they was your loved ones.
Always smile and show that you care at all times.
Never judge anyone. Make sure that they eat. Make sure their vitals are okay if you have to take vitals.
Make sure they bathe. Make sure they dressed, brush their teeth, and get all hygeined.
And communicate with the patient as you're doing your job.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I'll never forget is those that worked where I worked in the nursing home.
All the ones that was without loves to come visit them.
They're always crying and they needed a shoulder to cry on or someone to just talk to.
I'd just sit there and listen to their stories and give them a hug as they get through with their story