Hi. My name is Stephanie McCoy, and I live in Baltimore City. I've been a caregiver for ten years.How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I had assisted living clients and my two patients died, so I backed off it. Now, I have my uncle which is 74 years old, and I just enjoy being a caregiver, and that's a God gift.What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, make sure they take their medicine, they eating properly like they supposed to, make sure they use the bathroom on time, their hygiene, make sure that they do that.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is my Uncle Perry, which I have to remind him all the time about his medicine, taking it. And when we go out and I take him shopping, we laugh, we joke, we play, and he's just a real close patient of mine. He loves to eat, and I love to feed him. I love to take care of him, and I just love him.