Hi, my name is Alma. I live in Rialto, CA and I have 24 years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
Why I became a caregiver? Because 24 years ago, I had a son and he was diagnosed with severe autism.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, you need to have love, compassion, and understanding when caring for someone.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget would be one client who was 79 years old and he couldn't speak. He lost his speech. But I think something very memorable that I have about him is that I looked around his room, and he had all these wonderful pictures. I came to know that he was Colonel in the Air Force. He couldn't tell me but just by looking at his accomplishments. He was a pilot, Howard Hughes' personal pilot. He loved his wife. He loved her very, very, very much. I was so amazed. What a great man.