1.) What makes me a great caregiver?
First, I have empathy & compassion working with client in a home care setting. I feel the desire to want to help. Knowing the care about the client & want to do what they can to help them. Secondly, full of patience & understanding. Third, reliable & dependable, can be counted on. Fourth, trustworthy, working & giving care 24/7 or being invited to be in their home, near to their valuables & being trusted to keep client's information confidential. Fifth, flexible. Unexpected events can happen, always prepared to go with the flow, be able to continue to provide good home care, even if a rigid schedule isn't being followed.
2.) Why did I become a caregiver?
Since in my very young age I have always been interested in spending time with older people. I love to help & make people smile. I completed my Graduate in Nursing course in 1976 & Post Graduated in Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1978 & had my Masters in 2007. It was at that point that I realized that caring for people, especially the elderly was my calling.
3.) What is my personal achievement that I am proud of?
Actually, my biggest achievement in life was yet to come. I am always looking to achieve more tomorrow than I did today &;was striving to improve myself all the time.