Hi my name is Beatriz. I live in Mission Hills,CA. I've been a caregiver for 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver after my husband was diagnosed with cancer, and I took care of him. After that, I started taking care of other family members as well, and I became a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, you have to be very patient, compassionate, and listen very carefully to their needs.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget is Fran. When I first met her, she said, "I don't need help. I don't need a caregiver. I've always been independent." That's when I started working for her and we were a perfect match. So it really worked out once she gave me the opportunity to prove myself.