Hi, my name is Carmen, and I live in Murrieta, CA. I've been a caregiver for two years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love to help others with whatever needs they have. Being in their home, bathing them, and helping them in whatever they need makes me feel happy, it makes me feel good, and I want to make them feel good, too. I want to make them feel comfortable, and that's what I love doing, helping others with their needs, and whatever they need help with.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to put a lot of effort into helping others, pay a lot of attention to their needs, and do it with love, so they feel loved.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Manuel. He needed all my help. He had surgery. He was in bed for six months. I was bathing him, feeding him, giving him his pills, loving him, and changing his diapers. It was so important for me to be there for somebody and I saw that he needed help. Not only that, I talked to him, listened to him, and was there for him whenever he needed me. I am really happy that he is doing better now. He's doing stuff on his own, and that's why I love to help others. I am really happy for him. This makes me want continue working as a caregiver, because I love doing this job.