Hi, I'm Rolonda. I live in Dallas, TX. I have been a caregiver for 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I used to take care of my grandmother and I love doing it. I love helping people that can not help themselves. It's a good feeling to help others so I love what I do.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, I always show compassion. I always try to look your resident in their face to let them know that you're paying attention. I always show respect but I always show love and dignity.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I'll never forget is Ms. Benny. When I first started taking care of Ms. Benny, she didn't even want me in her home. But as we got closer and closer, Ms. Benny is a friend of mine and I am a friend of hers. Now if I didn't come to her home, she would call me and ask me where I am at.