Hi, my name is Angela. I live in Rio Alto, CA. I have been a caregiver for more than ten years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was a school bus driver and I worked with all types of children and a lot of them were with special needs, handicapped. Also, my family members all work with people with disabilities and elderly care.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would always be, to be kind. To be a great listener. To always put your consumer first.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget was Miss Haley. She was an early Alzheimer's patient. She was the sweetest little lady in the world. She would always tell me to grab her purse and a sweater before she got ready to go, then she could never remember where she put her purse. So I would make sure that I put it on the same spot every day, where she would kind of remember it.