Hi, my name is April and I live in Los Angeles, CA. I have been a caregiver for almost two years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I have a background in healthcare. I am a registered nurse in the Phillipines. My mother is a nurse. My uncle is a nurse and most of our family members are in the healthcare professionals. So right now I'm working as a caregiver and I love being a caregiver. I love taking care of elderly because I took care of my two grandmothers who passed away and my grandfather. So I chose to become a caregiver and I love my job.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to have patience with the clients. Try to handle it smoothly, whatever problems you encounter. Just be yourself, be patient, be loving, tender and love your job.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Gale because she's very heart-warming. She's very kind. She's very nice to me. She treated me as a family and she really likes me as her caregiver. She really enjoys being with me. She likes me taking care of her and I will never forget her.