Hi, my name is Aryal. I live in Riverside, CA. I've been a caregiver for one year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother needed help with my grandfather. I enjoyed helping her so much that I decided to go to school to become a CNA and to help others.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient with who you're helping, and to be kind, and remember that you are there to help them because they need the help.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget, will be one of the ones that I am still currently taking care of. She has several diagnoses, and whenever I walk up to her or past her, she always yells out "Hi, Aryal", and she just gives me a big smile on my face, and it warms my heart every time that I see her.