Hi. My name is Carmen. I live in Sacramento, CA and I have 25 years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I really like helping people. I watched my grandmother as I was growing up care for people and the great deal of joy it brought to her to care for others.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be self-care. Self-care is very important. Now, we take care of ourselves as well as we take care of the people that we're serving.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget who is a client who told me that I was more rich than she was because of the fact that I had a family and I had people who loved and cared for me and that was more important than anything that money could buy.