Hi, my name is Angelica. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I have been a caregiver for over a year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I took care of my grandmother for over two years when she was sick,however, she passed away. It inspired me to become a caregiver because I think it's my passion to care for them and I love taking care of old people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, they have to be really strong to handle their patients. They must take care of their patients as how you want to be taken care of. Be gentle to them, you have to be understanding, responsible to their needs and you have to be really nice to them. Because sometimes they're upset of their situation but you have to be understanding. I always put yourself into their shoes so that you will understand their situation.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client that I will never forget is Miss Leah. She would get upset whenever I would change her diaper because she is a little bit shy with me. I would tell her stories about me while I change her diaper so she would be busy listening to me instead. I will never forget our exhange of stories. She would tell me about her husand who passed away, like how sweet her husband was and that she was the luckiest wife and that he was a good husband. I will never forget her because she reminded me of my grandmother.