Who inspired you to become a caregiver?
I became a caregiver in 1979. My Aunite in Sonoma connected me with my first client who was in need if a caregiver. She was my very firt client in the US!
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My most memorable client has dementia, and sometimes would have verbal or physical outbursts. I would just be patient and remind him that I was there to help him, and loved him. Talking and sometimes taking him on a walk would calm him down.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
My advice would be to be on time, always be willing to help them, and laughing and joking is great too!