Hi, my name is Norma. I have two years of experience and I live in Willits, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was taking care of my mother and then I went to work for an individual in another state who had a foster home and I took care of her client.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver is to be very patient with the client. They're older and often disabled, so patience is a virtue.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The most memorable client I've ever had was Pat. She and I got along quite well. As quiet as she was, when one of the other clients in the house did something kind of strange because of dementia, Pat would smile at me and you could just see it in her eyes, how she knew how silly the other person was being. We had a great connection.