Hi, my name is Shannon and I live in San Jose, CA. I've been a caregiver for five years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love to help people and I did have to help my mother and my grandmother. I loved what I did.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver is to have patience, be kind, respect what they're going through.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is a fellow that was in the army in World War II. He always watched Westerns every time I had to work with him. Now, it makes me want to watch them all the time. He was determined to walk and he couldn't, so I loved how he was determined to do things on his own, just with a little bit of help. I loved that about him.