Hi, my name is Stoney, and I live in Desert Hot Springs, CA. And I've been a caregiver for 16 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my mother was disabled before she passed away three years ago, and I had to take care of her as far as grooming, and feeding, and everything, just total care for her. So that's my inspiration for doing what I have been doing.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be that this is not just a job. This has to be a passion for you in order to grow in this field. And be very patient.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a 97-year-old man who's very awesome. He's very energetic. He remembers a lot, and he's very funny. And I just adore him.