Hi, my name is Pamela. I live in Rockport, TX and I've been a caregiver for adults for about five years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandma. And I became pregnant with my child, and I decided that's the line of work I like to do.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, always smile and be friendly, be helpful. Always look your clients in the eyes. Talk about something that interests them, whether about their hobbies, their books. Ask them to share their life experience, something that they are passionate about, whether it is about their job or if they love being out with their kids or something like that.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a client that I recently had, she didn't really want to be up much. She was up in age and she just wanted to be left alone. One day she was up when I came in. She was looking for her dog, and it was very unusual because she was never out of bed everytime I came in.