Hi! My name is Ahaoma. I live in Riverside, CA. I have been a caregiver for the past six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love being close to old people, to learn from their experiences. And a caregiving job makes me human, because I know that one day I'm going to be old and someone is going to take care of me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would b to be patient, to be compassionate, to be mature, and to be happy, to be cheerful, and to be empathetic.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Mr. Jackson. Mr. Jackson was an 84-year-old man. He was happy. He was jovial. And he made me laugh. He told me stories about his military experience and about his family life. And I learned a lot from him because he gave me a lot of encouragement. That was in 2012. Unfortunately, Mr. Jackson died. And I will not forget the experiences that we shared and the memory that he entrenched in my life.