Hi, my name is Shelley, I live in San Mateo,CA and I have two years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I enjoy helping others and before my mother and father died we lived with them and they had Alzheimer's, so I had hands on experience with them, then I got a job caregiving and I really enjoy it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to have patience with yourself as well as whoever you are working with and when you're caregiving give it all your time and energy but remember to weigh and measure your time and take care of yourself as well.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Moe and although there were some challenging times, we did have many times where we would laugh, really enjoy each other's company and those times warmed my heart.