How did you become a caregiver?
I was drawn into it. It's a job that I like. It's easy for me to get along well with clients, and they like me, and I love that setting. I don't have to worry about not pleasing my boss [chuckles].
What are your strengths as a caregiver?
I always smile, and they like my smile, so that's the first thing my clients see. I have also been told that I am not like the others because I have a lot of knowledge. I watch current events, read books, watch sports, and politics! That covers everything right?[chuckles]?
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The first client that comes to my mind is a woman I cared for named Virginia. She is an award-winning dog trainer. She has lots of trophies and helped me gain a lot of confidence.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
One piece of advice I'd like to give a new caregiver would be to really see the personality of your client because that's how you can get through to them. You build a connection and love, of course. You love your work because you love the client you're working for. That's the best advice i can give....you have to love this work to be good at it!