Hi, my name is Michele. I live in Derby, CT and I have been a caregiver for over 12 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my great uncle was receiving care and he wasn't receiving it well. I didn't want to blame anyone so I stepped in on my own. I took some classes and got certified.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, not to take on too much that they can't handle. Always have great patience, and when dealing with elderly, they are very wise, so just listen sometimes.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Miss Mary. She was the first woman to ever enter an art gallery. She was also the first woman to ever travel the world to buy art and come back to America to sell them. Her husband was a navy seal and we connected because my grandfather was a navy seal, and she told me so many historical stories. It was great.