Hi my name is Shirley. I lived in Riverside,CA and I've been a caregiver for eight years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I had been an LVN for 28 years and I was tired of working in a hospital. So I love taking care of people and so that's why I became a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, be compassionate, caring and put patient's safety first. Treat client just like you would a family member.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a lady that was so polite and so kind. She had dementia but she never did get irritable. She just was always appreciative of anything you did for her and always had good manners and said, "Please," and "Thank you." That meant a lot to me.