Hi, my name is Aaliyah. I live in San Pablo, CA and I have 1 year experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my family has a variety of diseases and cancers, diabetes, Alzheimer's, strokes, all different kinds of things. That's really one of the reasons why I chose to become a caregiver and to help others, it's natural to me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient, keep your motivation, keep your mindset as to why you have this job. Because you only have it for one reason and that is to care for your client.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will not forget is my grandfather that I met in 2015 and he was on hospice so I would go there and help him, flip him over, adjust his bed, help feed him. He ended up passing away about eight months ago in January, early 2016. That's one person I will not forget.