Hi, my name is Alison. I have over three years experience being a caregiver and I live in Reseda, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love helping people, and supporting people, and taking care of them. My mother was a caregiver to a blind woman and to help my mom, I did nights while my mother did days. And I really enjoyed helping someone when they were in need. So yeah, I really enjoy it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to really listen to the needs of the client of what they really want, and to be patient with them as to what they want. Just understand that you're not going to do it perfect the first time whenever they need help with something. But that's okay as long as you're trying to help them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Aviva, who was very silly and playful with me. She's a very youthful spirit. And she always loved joking with me and having fun with me. She loves her puzzles and she would love doing her puzzles with me. We would just have a wonderful time. So yeah, I'll never forget her.