Hi, my name is Stephanie. I live in Richardson, TX. I have 20 years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandmother who was a nurse, my mom who was a nurse, my sister who is a nurse. We are a family of caregivers.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be compassionate. Understand that you could easily be in the same situation as your patient. Learn to listen and pay close attention to detail.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is James. He had stroke, he could not talk, but he could get around. He was paralyzed on his right side. He got around well. He loved the Cowboys. We seemed to communicate very well without being verbal. He's my most memorable because of his love for the Dallas Cowboys and how enthusiastic and the noise he could make for them. And he drove.