Hi, my name is Tasha. I live in Pasadena, CA and I have five years experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver to care for a loved one. I have a grandma who is ill and has fallen many times, she is bed-ridden and I do take care of her. I do make sure that she is well-cleaned, well-fed and taken care of when she needs to move. I also became a caregiver because my real mother died when I was a baby and that inspired me to go out and work in the medical field, so I want to help others and just give them an easier life.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, be patient, be strong and be caring. Care about their sleeping, What are they eating?, check on them time to time, really talk to them and let them know that they're in great hands. Let them know that they're safe with you because sometimes patients tend to get rude because they're not sure of certain things, especially if they're elderly, so I would recommend that you just take your time, give them your time, all your time when you are with them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget, we'll just call her Corin, she is just erratic, hilarious and funny because she is very obsessed with cooking a lot of things during the middle of the night, cooking like four or five meals for her to be able to eat then for her to just store them in the fridge, so I would do that with her in the middle of the night and then she'd also want to clean in the middle of the night but most things that I would really remember is the talks we had and how she would ask me to take care of her, get her her medication, put her to bed, give her a bath, do her laundry. I basically did everything for her. She's someone I will never forget.