Victoriana M.|Brookline, MA
10 yrs exp
73 yrs old
Senior Caregiver Is Looking to Provide You a Happy, Comfortable Environment
I took care of my own parents when they were in the USA and it was fun to take care of them. I sang and played instruments around them. I cleaned their rooms, prepared their meals, bathed them, and because my mother used to own a hair salon, and I know how to cut hair for both women and men, I gave them both haircuts before I bathed them. I dressed them up nicely every day; most of the time they dressed themselves up without my help. I took them to the shopping mall or park. I also took care of a woman for over three years who had dementia. I prepared meals, I did light house cleaning, and I gave her baths. When a person has this condition, I, as a caregiver must be patient and understanding. I am a very caring and thoughtful person by nature anyway, so it comes naturally. I feel it is important to always watch what the patient is going to do or say to you and do not take it personally if her words are hurtful or her behavior is not normal. Just be very patient with someone with this condition. She does not know words that are funny or hurtful. To her, it is normal to say something funny or hurtful. Because I understand this type of illness and this is something very serious, as a Caregiver, I have to monitor what she is going to do or where she is going to go. The best thing to do is to make her feel comfortable!