Hi, my name is Lisette. I live in Cypress, CA and I've been caregiving for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my dad came down with dementia and nobody knew how to take care of him. Nobody knew about his reactions. Nobody knew about how to deal with a person with that condition.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be confident in yourself and try your best. Have a good attitude. Pay attention to treatment protocol and try to follow it accordingly.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Lily. She was a stroke patient, and even though she was going through readjustment in her life, where she couldn't do much of the things that she used to do, she took everything lightly. She was charismatic, and she tried to have fun and find things to have fun in everyday life.