Hi, my name is Lindsey. I live Sherman Oaks, CA and I've been a caregiver for eight and a half.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my mom. She's worked in a nursing home my entire life doing physical therapy. And my siblings and I, always got to go down and do activities with her residents, and I really enjoyed that time with them.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to always stay calm and positive. Things are going to go wrong. And even when you're in a bad mood, a resident can tell and they're going to react to that, so you just need to try and stay positive.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Tom, because he kind of surprises you. At first, he's very quiet, keeps to himself. But once he gets used to you, he's hilarious. He starts telling jokes, talking all the time.