Hi, my name is Angela. I live in Fresno, CA and I've been a caregiver for 9 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because at the time of me going to school, my mother became ill. That prompted me to be a caregiver, and I feel with my hard work and training and years of experience, that inspired me to want to be a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, you have to be passionate, you have to have the patience, you have to have understanding, and you have to sometimes put yourself in the individual's situation or shoes to understand that this job takes hard work and dedication.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Keith. He brought much joy. He was always happy despite his situation and his circumstances. He never came with a frown. He was always happy.