Hi, my name is Lisa. I live in Seaside, CA and I have been a caregiver for 11 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I enjoy taking care of seniors. Helping them, due to the fact that as my grandmother was a caring, loving person, I've taken that from her. So I enjoy caring for seniors and making sure that all of their needs are met.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to listen, be very supportive of the client's needs and wants, and not be judgmental. Be kind, respectable, and considerate as well as a caring caregiver.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Wiliam. He is wonderful, the relationship that we have, he trusts my decisions, my input. We have had a lot of wonderful laughs. We share meals together, and he is just a wonderful person. I am quite fond of him, and the way that I care for him is my very own grandfather.