Hi, it's me, Anoop. I'm from San Mateo and Foster City. Right now I'm doing my master's and also for my caregiving and medical assisting career started 2013. I'm working in Atria Senior Living now, and I am having four years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my own wish because nobody influenced me because if someone influenced, it is never going to work. We kind of have to put our foot in the work. So I am a nurse. So I like to work in this kind of field. This kind of experience for me.
What advice would you give to a new caregiver?
My advice for the new caregiver is we have to take care of the resident or patient as our own family member and main thing we need to learn about them for few or maybe one or two-- one days. It's hard time for the new patient or resident because we have no idea about their past history and everything so we need to try to find their past history like what they like and dislike. These things will help us in our working experience too, so working with that patient. So we have to find their likes and what are the needs they needed and everything. And what all the care they need. These are the things we need to find out generally to be helpful for us to work with the same patient, so that's all the things I would prefer to learn first.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I never forget is lots of the clients that I have met because I'm working in the company so I have a lot of experience with them. So whenever they're depressed and everything, I always go and try to talk to them very nicely and try to whatever they're-- what I said previously, their likes. What activity they like to do or what situation makes them happy. It is all things I knew it because I used to work with them. So one of the resident-- most of them, I have lots of experience knowing that resident. I tried to make them and they're really happy. I can change their mood. It makes me so much happy. The situation is a lot. I have lots of experience for the residents or clients I work with. Just make them happy because of me. If I am seeing that it didn't work for them, I will leave them alone because I don't want to force them for anything. I will try after a few minutes later. But most of them I am always flexible and make them happy all the time.