Hi! My name's Amenan. I live in Oakland, CA. I have three years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandma. When I was back home, I was taking care of her. And since then, I've loved taking care of the elderly. When I take care of them, I am proud of myself. So, yeah, I love taking care of the elderly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to be patient with the person that you're taking care because they're old and you have to be very careful with them, very patient, passionate, listener, speak very softly and very clearly to them so that they can understand you and talk back to you. Most of all, be patient with them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a female client. Every morning when I came in, first thing that I do, I checked up on her. And she loved that, she loved to say, "Good morning," to you, she loved to talk to you, she loved to listen to you and asked you how your day was going.