Hi, my name is Alvina and I live in East Palo Alto and I have been a caregiver for the past 10 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was taking care of my mother and after she passed away, I realized I really loved taking care of the elderly. I do it part-time, because I have a full-time job, but I love what I do as a caregiver - I love helping others.
What is a piece of advice that you would share with a new caregiver?
My advice to all the caregivers is to be honest and have patience and be there to help them when they need it.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
I will never forget is Kaniko, she is fun and she is kind. In the morning after her breakfast, she always reminds me not to forget my coffee. She also loves to play that song "Que Sera Sera" and we both sing when it plays and it is so fun. Our favorite TV show is "How to Become A Millionaire" and we always try to be in the family room to watch it together. I always have fun with her doing the things that she likes.