Hi, my name is Marisela and I've been a caregiver for five years. I just moved to Corpus Christi, TX but the time I worked was in Port Lavaca, TX.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I wanted to inspire my grandparents that raised me, the elderly that I was raised around. Just because I wanted to help others and the fact that most of the time I've been in school, and at the time I was going to school, it was mostly medical.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to have patience, have sympathy for your patient, and be open-minded, you never know what to expect. And be on time for work and just don't give up.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is, she had dementia. She did not have very much family support. She was a very sweet old lady, but some days difficult to deal with, other than that she was very sweet. She just needed the support that she didn't have. And she was a very nice lady.