Hi, my name is Mildred. I live in Banning, CA and I've been a caregiver for over 10 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I enjoy working with the developmentally disabled population, as well as the elderly, and it gave me great love, enjoyment, and compassion.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be always stay alert, always be aware of the surroundings, and always pay attention to the communication the individual is giving.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is an individual that was intellectually disabled. He was nonverbal, and he was ambulatory. He was a very exciting individual. He had different behaviors, however, he was a joy to work with and I learned a lot about his character. Even though he could not speak, I learned a lot about him in such a short time.