My name Blanca, I live in Pittsburg, CA and I've been a caregiver for 4 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love helping people. Cleaning, cooking, laundry, giving medicine, preparing food, and run errands, this is what I love to do.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be creative, energetic, positive, hard-working, enjoy the challenge of working with others, dependable, be available, eager and willing to work hard, and be reliable and hard-working with the completing of the daily chores, and love your client.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Conrad. He was terminally ill with cancer and I took care of him. I got to get real close to him, giving him his medication, taking him to chemo, preparing his meals, and he was always, always grateful for everything that I've done for him. And that went on for two and a half years. Tragically, then he passed away, but he's my most memorable client.