Hi, my name is Philomena. I live in Arlington, TX and I've been a caregiver for eight years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because watching my grandmother take care of my grandmother when he was ill it inspired me to want to be able to take care of the elderly. I have a strong passion for helping others, especially senior citizen. I take pride in providing quality care to the individual and ensure that they're comfortable in their own home and own residence.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient, watch over them, and get them used to having help around the house.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Ruth. She had such a big heart working with her. When I used to go in there to take care of her, she felt as though she had to take care of me because she'll tell me that she had baked cookies in the oven for me or she'll sit down and start explaining her story growing up as a kid, and what type of job she used to do. I used to enjoy just sitting down listening to her stories about how she grew up and what all she went through as a child, a teenager and to the point where she was at right now.