Hi, my name is Beatrice. I live in Vallejo, CA and I've been a caregiver for 2 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my daddy was sick, and I was there to take care of him while I'm in the house. But he's no more. He passed away last 2014. I took care of him for a long time, so that's how I become a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a caregiver would be is to respect the clients and get what they need and be there for them. Take good care of them as your own family member. Share the love that you have, and share it with them. Take them as your brother or sister or mother or father.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The clients that I would never forget are my dad and a little boy I was working with. My dad, because he was the most lovable person. I'd share everything I had, and I worked so hard to be there for him. Another person was a little Indian boy I worked with for like two years now, and he's just an adorable person. But I moved all the way to Vallejo so I'm no longer working with him right now.