Hi! My name is Lorena. I live in Lancaster, CA, and I've been a caregiver for six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was interested in becoming a nurse, and I wanted to see if the field was actually for me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be just to have compassion, patience, and understanding, and that we might be in that same position later on in life.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget would be one that was in the end stages of life, and to the end, she was pretty much the sweetest person I think I've ever met, and she was just great. She was a really great patient. She was in pain, and she managed to have a good sense of humor and a good attitude about things, even though, when it was time to transfer her or to just change her brief, she was in pain just from being moved. She was a great patient.