As a person who took care of her grandmother, I am very compassionate. I understand that they are old and fragile and need love. I am a very patient in general and even more as a caregiver. This job is caught my eye because I love taking care of people. I am the youngest in the family so it was them who always took care of me and as I grew older, I found myself wanting to take care of other people and family members like my family took care of me. I love making people that I take care of make their problems go away even just temporarily. I love making them happy and forget their problems. I love affecting people's lives positively. I took care of my grandmother growing up. When I used to live in the Philippines, she was one of the people that raised me. I moved to the US and had to leave her but I promised myself that I will get her to come here one day. Finally, I got her a Visa and she got to see the United States and got to take care of her like she took care or me. She was with me for 2 years and I had to stop college so I can take care of her. I have no regrets, I loved every single moment we spent together. She was 82 when she came here, I had to bathe her, change her clothes, make food for her and help her get to bed. She has rheumatoid arthritis in her knees so it was very hard for her to walk so I had to escort her wherever she went. She was also showing signs of Dementia. Even though we talked about the same things over and over again, I would go back a thousand times just so I can see and take care of her again. Her Visa expired and had to go back to the Philippines. She is 87 years old now. Whenever I talk to her, she would never fail to thank me for taking care of her.
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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