Hi, my name is Awatif, I have been a caregiver for almost a year and I live in Oakland, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I used to take care of my grandmother that she used to live with us all of her life. She inspired me to take care of other people and where I'm from we always take care of one another. I spent almost half of my life taking care of my grandma before she passed away.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice is always to be patient with the clients and always show them that you really care, you're not just doing a job you really do care for them and you care about their well-being so they can feel comfortable to have you take care of them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget is Ms. Yuang. Ms. Yuang, she was a very kind lady. The minute we met we just clicked, I was really comfortable working with her and she was really comfortable having me as a caregiver and we laughed a lot before she passed away. She treated me like I was her own daughter, when I went to her I never felt like I was going to do a job like I'm going to a family member and I miss her a lot now that she passed away.