Hi. My name is Aaliyah. I live in Sacramento, CA and I have been a caregiver for 1 year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I used to help my grandma clean up her house, and when she died I wanted to work at a senior home so I could feel as if I was still working with her, and I also liked the experience because I learned a lot because she was an elder and she experienced more than me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient and to be a good listener.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I always remembered is Marissa whom I worked with at Long University. She was always happy. She enjoyed telling me stories about her childhood. Yeah, I liked the connection I made with each of them. She said I reminded her of someone she used to be with in her childhood.