Hi, my name is Roxanne. I live in Hermon, CA and I've been a caregiver for about a year-and-a-half.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver helping my husband when he got injured. And from there, I realized that's something I always wanted to do was to help people, care for them and provide that extra care for them when they need it. For example, I worked with elderly people, and it's just I love what I do. Bringing a smile to their face, helping them in whatever I can, companionship. Whether it's having to help them with an everyday activity, I love what I do. I love my job. I love my choice of career. I choose to be, and I will continue doing until God willing gives me the chance to become more than just a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to another caregiver would be to always give your extra care for that person, always take that extra step to provide them the most absolute care for them because it shows that you're willing to do whatever it takes for them to put a smile on their face and give it your best. Give it your best, and you'll learn to provide them that extra support for them when they need it.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A time I will never forget what this client was telling me that she never had such a caring caregiver, that I went out of my way to help her, feel cared for every moment that I spent with her. That I made her feel like I was doing more than I should have to keep her comfortable in her own home.