Hello, my name is Carina Silva and I live in Van Nuys, CA. I've been a caregiver for about two years now.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I lost one of my grandmothers. I love to help others. I love to be there for them. I love to be one's strength when one can't be one's strength and I get satisfaction out of helping.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be patience. To have just a little bit more patience with the elderly and a little bit more understanding with the elderly.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My most memorable client is Deloris. She was always just so fun, uplifting, happy, and outgoing. As a woman in her age group, she was still always willing to go out, get dressed up, and always laugh and have a good time. She was my most memorable client because Deloris always shared her greatest wisdom with me. She would tell me about when she was a child and I will never forget her wisdom, her kind heart