Hi. My name is Loice. I live in Dallas, Texas. I have four years of experience.
How I became a caregiver - I cared for my dad. He suffered from congestive heart failure and passed away after three years. After that,I decide to stick with taking care of people, because it gave me a sense of direction and purpose in life.
My advice to a new caregiver would be to love your job. Do it like you would want someone else to do it to you. Take care of your client. Love them. Be patient. Be kind. Be supportive.
A client I will never forget is Bill. When I think about Bill, the first thing that comes to my mind is his smile. Every time I walked into the room, he would give me a big hug and he nicknamed me Trouble. He said he was going to live long enough to see me get married and have some kids. Unfortunately, he passed away before any of that happened. I miss him every day. How much he loved people is what inspires me to do this job.