Hi, my name is Cerise. I live in Sacramento, CA and I have 3 years of caregiving experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandma. She's an elderly woman, and I like to help her out, and I like the fact that I helped her be independent but also able to help her at the same time. So I became a caregiver because I enjoy helping other people and I love making them feel comfortable and happy in their own home.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be is to have patience, to enjoy what you're doing, and to pay attention and listen. Also, just be there when they really need you most. Make them feel very comfortable.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My most remembered client was an elderly woman. She was 98 years old. We always sat up and talked and joked and laughed about anything she wanted. She was so comfortable that she told me some of her personal life stories and also she shared a couple of her photos of her in her younger days.