Hello, I became a caregiver at an early age. I give care to my mother from age thirteen until mother my mother passed in April 2006. Basically, my mother was very depressed when my oldest brother was presumed missing in action in the Vietnam War. Sadly, after the funeral I remember she was not herself for a long time. Although I was young, and didn't quite understand; I still had to help my mother in her time of distress. Let me be totally honest, I didn't like the fact that I had to take care of my mother all the time, but when I look back over my life, that was only the beginning of who I would become today. My sole purpose for being a caregiver is to give back what everyone need when they are on a rough road at that given time in life. Clients need someone who really desire and love being a servant to other peoples personal needs. As a caregiver, I am very happy when I know that I have done the best that I can and leave with a good consequence about the service that I have given to my clients. However, what I am also proud of-- when I have completed a job for a client then, later I get a call from a former employer referring me to work with someone they know. Clearly, for me that says that they trusted my services. I have been a caregiver for over twenty five plus years. I have worked with geriatrics, young women and men with mental disabilities, patients with Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Cancer patients. I recently had to care for my son with a TBI (Traumatic Brian I
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