Hi, my name is Leah. I live in Whittier, CA and I have eight years experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was taking care of my grandmother when I was younger at the time. I'm 44 years old, but my mother needed help caring for my grandmother, so at that time I knew that's something I loved to do.
What advice would you give to a new caregiver?
My advice would be as a caregiver to treat your client with dignity and respect at all times, and just be as cautious as you can when caring for the elderly.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a gentleman that I was caring for doing private care. His wife passed away, and it was very hard on him, and he needed me to care for him. I was there when his wife passed away, but he never expected that to happen actually because he was more ill than his wife, so I was happy to be there to assist him in caring for him.