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After I finished my 6 months Caregiving course, I opted to apply as Volunteer Caregiver for 3 months at the Department of Social And Welfare and Development specifically the care for infants and children. It was a challenging experience because you need to extend your patience in dealing with the children, preparation of the day to day activities and following the rules and regulations imposed by the institution. I never expected that thru this, Iím going to land a job that until now helping my family to suffice the needs everyday.
An employee from DSWD referred me as applicant for the Caregiver position for a family in Davao. I started to work on June 27, 2006 as caregiver for an Alzheimerís patients. Caring for Alzheimerís patients at home can be difficult. In taking the proper steps to become a successful caregiver, it is essential to ensure that their living environment is safe. My patientís day to day activities includes physical exercise, proper nutrition, good general health, and socialization. A routine with which he can become familiar and we do activities at his best.
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease at home is a challenging task that can become overwhelming at times. Each day brings new demands and opportunities as I cope with the changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. I took a lot of patience to survive with this kind of job and knowing that I already sacrificed the time for my family. In any demanding situation, the better I care for myself, the better I will be able to care for my loved one.
Jurry Christ D. Portoza
SASN DAVAO GRADUATE
CAREGIVING (BATCH 17-830 SY2005-2006)