Hi, my name is Rose. I live in Oakdale, CA and I've been a caregiver for six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like taking care of people and I'm also a nursing student, so I figured it would be a great way for me to get experience while going to school.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to always take care of your patient as you would a family member, your parents, or your grandparents. Always be patient with the people that you're taking care of and always show up to work with a good attitude and a smile on your face.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Mr. Smith. When I first started working with him, he was very afraid of using his walker. But through working with him, encouraging him every day to use his walker, and eventually we were able to take walks every afternoon around the block using his walker.