Caregiving Story

Lee & Mary Walerius, My Client

Age:100
Location:El Cajon, CA
Cared for by:Rosemary Kaplar
Years of Care:10

 

It's unique to take care of a 99-year-old and 100-year-old couple, which I have been doing for a year now. Both have some form of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. While Mary can't remember what she had for breakfast, she still loves Neil Diamond and his song "Mary". I was able to get her a signed picture of Neil Diamond for her 100th birthday, along with a CD of his music. It's so precious to see how she enjoys the little things in life.

This is the fourth client I've worked with since starting a career as a Caregiver. I've learned many things along my journey. This job will end for me in August and I am considering taking care of another senior who needs me. I love caring for seniors and am very sensitive to their needs. I love hearing their stories of life in the 1920's and 1930's, etc. I can take care of all aspects of care including personal hygiene, laundry, grocery shopping, meals, cleaning, doctor appoinments., going out for lunch, entertaining, and this is why I find the work so fulfilling.

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