Hello, my name is Rosie. I am from the city of Lake Jackson, TX and I have one year of medical assistant experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because when I was in high school, me and some of my classmates would volunteer in a nursing home to take care of the residents. Feed them. Take them out for a walk. Wash them up. Shower them. Do their laundry. Do their hair. Do their nails. We would pretty much assist them in anything they wanted. We also sat down with them. We talked to them. We heard them out them. Made them company. Checked their vital signs. We did all of that in the nursing home.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be treat your patients just like you would like for another caregiver to treat your own family member. Just create this bond with the patient and let them know that they can trust you and feel comfortable around you and, most importantly, feel safe.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Margarita. She used to be a resident at the nursing home I would volunteer for. Every time I remember about her, I also remember the fact that no matter how hard things get, you still got to keep going and you still got to smile and laugh. Because the more negative you get, the more negative your life is going to be. Every morning I would show up to the nursing home and I wouldn't like the fact that I would see sad people every day. Some sad people, because of how their life is or because of their sicknesses, stuff like that.