Hi, my name is Stephennie. I live in Bethel Island, CA and I have ten years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver so that I could help the elderly in their life process of continuing on as normal. Doing things they love to do that they are not able to do on their own like shop, engage in conversation, and just make life better for the elderly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient and understanding and just take time to let the people tell you how they like to do things, what they've done in the past so that you can figure out which way is the best way for them to continue on in their happy life.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I would never forget is Carol. She was very upbeat, happy, but was not able to do the things that she used to be able to do. And once we figured out a plan and got her started, her smile never left her face. So, for me, that was a very rewarding process to go through and the smile is still there.