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I believe what makes me a great caregiver is I generally care about the ones I take care of. Some companies tell you that part of your job is not to get close to your clients or patients, that you can't have a relationship with the ones you take care of on a daily basis. I will always go above and beyond for the ones under my care. I always feel and treat them as if they are one of my family members as well. I wouldn't do anything for them that I wouldn't do for my own mom , grandma, aunt, uncle, dad, grandfather. Not only am I there for the client/patient but I'm also there for the families as well. Questions, concerns, suggestions, keeping them up to date on conditions. Communication is big with me on keeping everyone on the same page so that the best care can be given at all times. I became a caregiver because my ex husband was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. He called me from the hospital asking for my advise and help. I left California to go back to New York to help him threw his treatments and all of his struggles. His fight has been long and hard and he has not given up yet on life. Seeing other family members go in and out of nursing homes being neglected , alone, and losing their will to live has been a struggle and I've taken caregiver positions with all of my terminally ill relatives and a few friends. I want others to feel that their loved ones are safe and taken care of when they are unable to be there with them. That's the main reason why I do what I do. The fulfillment I get when I know I've made a difference for someone else. Whether it's for the patient that is passing or the family members that need that reassurance their loved one is being properly taken care of. I enjoy everything there is to being a care giver.
1, My great grandmother was an apartment and hotel manager who took care of a lady that lived there named Ms Costallo for many many years,when I was 5 Ms Costallo family placed her in a home. I went with my Gram Gram to see Ms Costsilo and there was a elderly lady in the hall her skin was so dry it look like fish scales I asked my Gram gram for my lotion and I put lotion all over her legs ,feet, arms and hands my Gram Gram called me her little care giver I didn't like the way they treated our seniors I told my gram gram I would never let her be there I kept my promise when I was 13 she broke her hip I took care of her for 15 years untill she past away see was 100 years with alzheimer's and dementia I also stared taking care of other seniors at 16 I have been doing this for over 20 years. 2. It makes me feel good when I'm helping our seniors live independent and dignified lives in the comfort of their own home. 3. Learning to drive was a big accomplishment for me. 4. I'm a very compassionate, loving and giving person. I'm a board member of a homeless outreach we cook hot meals and give clothing under the cross town freeway every second saturday of each month, I'm over the food clothing, toys and turkey drive for our needy and homeless families for the hoildays I also am in charge of the menu and buying the food. I take my children to convalescent homes to visit with our seniors during the hoildays we bring cards and candy canes just to see our seniors happy and the look on their face is rewarding to me.