Caregiver – South Carolina Lowcountry
I’m a caregiver/personal care assistant specializing in male clients. I could be doing anything from companionship to ambulation assistance to those personal-care tasks no one wants to talk about.
Welcome to a world where you might have to make stuff up as you go.
It turns out a lot of people got into it the same way.
Videos and links and phone apps, oh my!
I’ve read these, and I recommend them.
For three years I served as caregiver for my aging parents in California. I wasn’t terrible at it, and this might have been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. Caregiving became a career as soon as I moved back home. I now work for Home Instead Senior Care in Charleston SC. as well as private duty.
Here’s how I like to operate:
- Aging can be brutal. So many of the most basic things a guy used to do easily are now gone. One of the things that goes is his dignity, and that’s what I like to preserve.
- Main thing: Keep my client safe. Keep him comfortable. Keep him engaged.
Most of my caregiving notes are from my days as a family caregiver. I wasn’t sure how to continue the blog when I started working through an agency because, well, confidentiality. But I think I can still fill those pages up with something.