Hi, my name is Alia. I live in Antioch, CA and I've been a caregiver for about two years. Not through a company, I've been caregiving for family.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I had to take care of my grandmother before she passed. At first, I was a little unsure of what to do, but over time I got into the habit and I got on a daily schedule, and for about two years I was helping her out.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be that, this is something that you have to be very compassionate about, and it's not going to work if you don't have a joy for it, so you have to make sure that you enjoy working with people and you're very compassionate about what you do, so therefore you are going to do fine, and have an easy time.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Gloria. She always wanted the same thing from the store all the time, her Snickers and Sprite.