Meet Renee
Hi! I'm Renee.
Santa Maria · 2 years experience

Bonded & Insured

Has Car & Car Insurance

Quick To
Reply

Kindly Care » Caregivers » Caregivers in The Santa Barbara Area
Certifications
CNACPRBLS
About
Hi, my name's Renee. I live in Santa Maria, CA and I've been a caregiver for over two years.

How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver when my father got sick, he had cancer and had a hard time finding someone to take care of him properly, so I did it and then it continued on after he passed. I decided this is what I wanted to do, so I started working at an independent living facility and then went on to work through home health care and now I've completed my CNA license, so I am certified nurse's assistant and would like to continue caring for people who need care.

What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to always, always have patience and always treat the client with dignity. I feel that skills can be taught, things can be learned but patience is a virtue when it comes to caring for elderly, dementia. I've dealt with them all and patience is a big thing.

Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a woman who has dementia. I've known her for five years now and I have seen the decline and she's very forgetful now but can recall my name if I help her, prompt her. I care for her. She's still a client of mine. Once in a while, I enjoy spending time with her. She does remember me at times and that to me is a light because she tells me how scary it is for her. She's scared because she doesn't remember things but she can recall things from her childhood so I love to sit and talk to her about when she was a kid, when she was married, stuff like that and she's just been a source of wisdom. I just enjoy spending time with her and helping her knowing that she does trust me and she tells me she loves me because she remembers me. I'm a familiar face to her where in a sea of faces that are constantly around her that she doesn't quite remember. I'm there kind of like a rock to her, so I enjoy spending time with her.
 
CONTACT RENEE
You will be able to connect directly with this caregiver.
Your message to the caregiver
What is your first name?
What is your last name?
What is your email address?
What is your phone number?