Hi, my name is Tammran, I live in Woodland, CA and I have been a caregiver for 12 plus years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because about 12 years ago, I had a sick grandmother who I took care of, and from that point on, I enjoy taking care of the elderly and I have much compassion for them. And I just can't see myself doing anything else than taking care of the elderly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, be patient, kind, attentive to their needs, understanding, listen to them and make sure that they enjoy each and every one of their days.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget was a client named Mary. She was in a facility that I was in, it was for patients with Alzheimer's. But she was real cute, she believed that her husband was still alive, so during the day she would want to cook and clean, and she would think of me as her daughter. And it was kind of cute so we would get together, and we would just clean and we would make snacks, and fold clothes as she was waiting for her husband to come home. That I will never forget.