Hi, my name is Mary and I live in Mission Viejo, CA and I have three years experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like to work with the elderly and they like me, and I'm very patient with them. So, I really like taking care of them. I think of their necessities all the time. It is a very nice experience working with these people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, the elderly people are very lonely and they need somebody to be there for them, somebody to stay with them or to check about their health all the time.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Dorothea, she was 80 years old. I started working with her when she couldn't walk at all, and we worked together doing her physical therapy, and in two months she could go to the restaurants, she could go out and walk by herself. What she needed was encouragement for her to be happy.