Hi, my name is Andrew and I live in San Diego, CA. I have been a caregiver for a year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I know one day I will take care of my parents and I would want that opportunity and experience to be able to take care of them someday when they get old and one thing that inspires me, because my sister was once a caregiver and she tells me everything about it and how she explained it really inspires me and I really want to have that experience, that's why I became a caregiver where you will be able to take care of a person and especially a senior citizen who doesn't have someone to take care of them. Being able to take care of person and assisting them through everything, every task in their life is a good experience.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to simply assist and monitor your resident every single second because you never know when they're in danger. You'll learn everything when you experience it but the most important thing is to monitor them, to keep an eye on them because that's the most important thing as a caregiver.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is when I met Edith, a woman who I call a second mother in my life. She inspires me because she gives me a lot of inspiration about life and how-- and what experience she experienced through life, tells me what to do and what not to do and what's the best for me. I will never forget her.