-I'm 24 years old -I live in Woodbridge VA -I have lived in 14 different places around the world due to my fathers job in the state department - I became a companion because when I was younger their was a war in my country (Sierra Leone) and my grandparents moved in with us so we had to take care of them . I assisted them by making the bed , doing their laundry, helping them while they took a shower, helped them get dress, remind them to take their medication at a certain time. I also played games with them ,talked to them and listened to their stories . -I wanted to be a caregiver because I love my job, I love making people happy. I have a client that I go and see once a week for 4 hours. She is always so happy to see me but she is very sad because she lost her husband and her kids live so far away from her. So , she has no one she really interacts with. She always tells me how grateful she is just to have me around just to talk to cause not many people come and see her. I have another client that was recently in the hospital she fell down and I went to see her. She was so happy to see me because most of her family lived in Canada and she stays in Woodbridge by herself. When she was released from the hospital I stopped by her house to see how she was doing and even brought her a few groceries. These are some of the reasons why I love being a cargiver/companion
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