1. Honestly, I became a caregiver not realizing the extent of care that was needed in the field. I observed my mother providing care for my father before he passed, and it was hard for me to see him passing away. Since I have become a caregiver, I understand the quality of care that is needed in order to help rehabilitate those who are dependent upon someone they can trust.
2. In this field,I have learned a lot about myself as a person. I never expected to become educated on the subject of self. I have learned that you should not take life for granted, disabled does not mean that a person is not human and that they want to be treated special because of their disability, how the small things in life mean so much to a person when they are unable to provide for themselves such as: a warm hello, brushing their hair, putting fresh flowers in a vase on the dresser or kitchen table.
3. A personal achievement that makes me proud is that, over the years, I can greet most family members that I have provided care for, and they smile and welcome me with memories of how I touched their lives as a caregiver for their loved ones, or those that I have provided care for to rehabilitate them during their short recovery.
4. What is calming to the mind as a caregiver is, going home that day knowing that you have made a difference in someone else's life. If you never see them again, you can honestly say that you did your best. I have a great sense of humor, and a great personality. My work spe CPR certified, First Aid, Dementia training/certification. Provide basic personal care, housework, meal prep, medicine admin, errands, transportation, companionship. I'm very passionate, dependable, loving and caring. I've always put others before me and enjoy helping and taking care of people. I got into caregiving because my baby brother got sick when he was 7 and I'm thankful for everyone who helped him and want to give back. I also didn't have any Grandparents when growing up and I enjoy being around the elderly and hearing their stories and life events.