Hi, my name is Maureen. I live in Wellington, FL and I'm a caregiver for 26 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of the caring, loving, kind heart that I have. I love to care for the elderly. Not that I want them to depend on me, but I have a compassionate heart and I love caring for the elderly and the sick. My heart is very kind and sympathetic. I love that when I care for someone they are pleased. It makes me happy.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver is to have patience. The elderly, they require a lot of patience. They require someone who has patience with them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Anne. I cared for Anne for two and a half years. Anne was funny. She made me laugh with things that she does. She loved the outside, so I enjoyed a lot of outdoors activity with her.