Hi, my name is Catherine. I live in Fairfield, CA and I have 17 years of experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was hired by own parents. I took care of my parents for five years and after that I came to realize that I can make a living by becoming a caregiver. So I enjoy working with elderly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be that he or she needs to work with comittment, integrity, honesty and most of all patience. The caregiver needs to understand the challenges that elderly meet in their daily lives.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Lola and the reason is that she struggled for a very, very long time with Alzheimer's disease and later went to a nursing home and she was there for five years. So I know her much, much better than any other client that I have worked with.