I have been a care giver most of my life.My Grandparents raised me, they were in their 60's, I learned to cook and clean at 6.I was running my Grandfathers paper route while going to school all the way till 1985. I love being with older people , the stories, memories. Elders should be taken care of and looked up to because of their life experiences,if nothing else. When I was growing up I lived in a community that did not have any children nearby, mostly elderly people. I learned patience, respect,how to give ,how to treat people from those neighbors. Most people don't have patience for someone who is slower and hard of hearing,I learned to love books by going with my Grandmother shopping. I have worked at an assisted living community and have seen many of my residents have to have a sitter sometime and see them acting like the person they were taking care to be with , was not even there. I find that insulting. First of all they are paying you, second, they are humans that understand and have feelings.I think I have the abilities to work with someone and be a caregiver because I would treat my charge as I would my own Grandparents, and they were the two most important people in my life.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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