Hi, my name is Alessandra, I live in Hayward, I am a CNA and have been a caregiver for 5 years.
Why did you become a caregiver?
Because of my compassion for the elderly.
What advice would you give to a new caregiver?
You have to love what you are doing.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
It's a man that is disabled. I was in charge of just giving him his medication, but when I saw his house and how messed up it was, I bought some detergent on my own just to clean his house. My heart went out to him because of how he lived and with him being alone and not having anyone to help him. I just had that compassion for that person.