How did you get into caregiving?
What inspired me to get a job in caregiving is that I do like to work around people, and I do like talk to the elderly, especially with their special needs, and I do like taking care of them.
Who was one of your most memorable clients?
For all the people I cared for, the first person that always come to mind is the boy that I took care - he's quadriplegic - and I was working as a special teacher's assistant for them, Special Ed in high school and this kid is quadriplegic and every time I think about him, I always think that at the end of the day, it was always rewarding for me. In terms of the elderly, someone that I will never forget, her name is Edna. We call her Edi. I was working in a hospital at that time, and she had no family. So every time I go back to work - after three days - she always wait for me, and she always tell me how she did rest of the day that I was gone, and so she always made me feel special, so I also treat her very, very special.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
If I were to give advice to a new caregiver, I would advise him or her assess the patient and find out what their special needs are and ask them to be patient and be very understanding with the needs of the patient and tell them to be very compassionate. Of course, every patient is different in a very unique way, so we all have to treat patients in a very different way in consideration with their needs.
What is your proudest moment as a caregiver?
The moments that make me proud as a caregiver is when I know that at the end of the day I was able to help that person the best possibly care I could, and I know at the end of the day they are happy. Or maybe not happy, but I know that they are satisfied with every care that I had with them.