Hi, my name is Selena. I live in Elyria, OH. I've been a caregiver for 10 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver 10 years ago because I always loved taking care of the elderly. I always figured that one day it might be me or one of my loved ones, and if it happened, I would understand how to take care of them.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to treat them like you wanted to be treated, and how would you treat your loved one. Always be respectful, clean, courteous, and remember, this is someone's loved one.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Helen. She's very respectful, kind, as well as I am to her. Every time we see each other, it's nothing but laughs, hugs, kisses, enjoying a cup of coffee over a good snack, and just happy. Sometimes she tells me about her past, and she calls me her daughter, and we just have a great time together.