Hi, my name is Bonnie, I live in the city of Hayward. I have been a caregiver for approximately four years.
How did you get into caregiving?
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
I became a caregiver because as I grow older I realize how important it is for elderly people to have someone that they can trust and care for them. So that's why I became a caregiver.
My advice to a new caregiver would be definitely to listen and be patient, and don't be in a hurry, and just be there even if you're quiet. Just be there.Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I'll never forget is a wonderful lady that was 102 years old, and she just kept going and going, and always wanted to get dressed in the morning, always wanted to do the proper thing. Went out for massages, got her hair done, and she did that till the very end, and I'll never forget her. Very, very wonderful woman that was always considerate of other people.