Growing up with my grandparents I learned to care for the elderly. Once my grandparents got older I ended up caring for them until they passed. I'd cook, clean, medication reminders, help them walk, help them in the tub, help them get dressed and do grocery shopping. I enjoyed doing it and being there for them. Eventually after they passed I ended up moving to gloversville to care for my father who is legally blind. I'd do his grocery shopping, clothing shopping, cook, clean house and laundry. I did this until he was able to get a in home nurse to come in every day. Then, I ended up getting a job through Fulton Center to be able work with the elderly and be there for them as some families don't see there loved ones once in nursing home so, with working In that setting it brings joy to some of the residents to have that time with someone even of they believe your they're family seeing them. Being a caregiver is rewarding to see the smiles on others faces that you bring to them and knowing that they know you care about them.
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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