Hi, my name is LeAnn. I live in Apple Valley, CA. And I have been a caregiver for 12 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I used to take care of my handicapped brother when I was younger and then I started taking care of one of his neighbors. And then I ended up taking a CNA course and becoming a CNA.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be have patience, be kind and loving.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget, name was Esther. She used to tell me that I was her angel and when it was my turn to take care of her when it was my shift, she would just cry and hold my hand and be so happy to see me. It was the best thing ever. I'll never forget her. And I got to hold her hand as she passed away.