Hi, my name is Araceli and I live in Riverside, CA. I've been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love taking care of people. I am passionate about taking care of seniors. I began doing this by taking care of my grandparents back in 2007, 2009. I really enjoy that it's really gratifying to take care. It was really gratifying to take care of them. That's why I became a caregiver. I really enjoy working and helping people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be very patient, to be very, very loving and very compassionate with seniors. My number one advice would be put themselves in their shoes and to treat seniors the way they would love to be treated.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I would never forget is John. I was John's caregiver for a little over a year. John was a dementia client and him and I really had a good connection. We communicated very well and we got a long very well. John was very, very happy having me as a caregiver and he was very comfortable around me. He became a good friend. We had a very good relationship. He used to love for me to read to him or to put out his books, to make him a tea and he loved his morning breakfast so I will never forget John. He was a very funny guy too.