Hi, my name is Lenora. I live in Joshua, TX and I have been a caregiver for 10 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother got ill and I started taking care of her, and I just found that I liked doing that, so I just started trying to help people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, I started out in the memory care, so I would say if you start out in a memory care, to always let the resident know what you're going to do with them, because you can scare them if you just go in there and try to do something with them, so always let them know, step by step what you're going to be doing with them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Laura. I had her when I was in memory care, and we always got along pretty good, but I could always tell when she got mad because she would give me this little stern look, and then she would point her finger at me and tell me that she's mad, but we always got over it, and we went on, and we would just laugh.