Hello, my name is Vashli Pullens. I currently reside in Marianna, FL and I have been a caregiver for 1 year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like to help people and I like to provide compassionate care. My mom also did home health aide and I was a volunteer with her. And I liked the way she was very diligent with the patient and they're very nice and I prefer to do the same.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for a new caregiver would be to educate yourself, be gentle, always maintain a regular routine. Be sure to meditate. Ask for help if you need anything and also, if need to, take some time off, get away, and socialize.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
I will never forget a client that I had, speaking of personal experience, but she was really nice. She enjoyed my company. And sometimes, I didn't even need to be there with her but, just because she liked me, I was just there just to be there for her company and I also enjoyed helping her with whatever she needed help with as far as ADL, running errands, doing a little light housekeeping. And anything she needed, I was there to help her.