Hi. My name is Raenetta Turner. I live in San Francisco. I have been in caregiving for 5+ years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because it made me feel closer to my grandmother, 12 years ago, when I got in the business, because of her, when she was sick. So now when I take care of an elderly person or someone that needs help, it makes me feel like I'm taking care of my grandmother.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?How did you get into caregiving?
My advice to you is to listen and be caring. You have to have patience dealing with someone that needs help. You have to have patience, always have patience, and always be willing to listen to what they have to say.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget is Miss -. She was very sweet. She always wanted to just talk and tell stories about she was younger and wanted me to just listen. She was a very sweet, elderly lady.