Hi, my name is Leanette. I live in Fallbrook, CA. And I've been a caregiver for one year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of the love I have for the elderly. I lost my grandmother some years back and was very devastated because I spent over two years caring for her. Since then I've had the passion to support and assist the vulnerable.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to love what you do. Have a passion for the job. Respect the people that you work with and empathize with them, like putting yourself in their shoes.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I'll never forget is Ruth. I worked with Ruth for about a month. She was suffering from lung cancer. I always went the extra mile to care for her. And everytime I would go to her house, she had this glow in her eyes, and we also became friends. When I was helping her, she would always tell me that she appreciated what I was doing for her. That letting me know that I was able to make a difference in her life.