Hi my name is Charles. I live in Oakland, CA. I have five years experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I become a caregiver because my uncle's wife is doing it. I loved it and the way he accepted me whenever he comes. He share his experiences with me. That encourages me a lot to become a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregvier is to be careful with the patient, be patient and always be friendly.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My client I will never forget is Mr. Ken. Whenever I go to him, he will welcome me with the news. He always listens to the program. I've forgotten the name of the program. Whenever I enter, I would read to him a story. Everytime, he would keep on telling me about what he had learnt, about his experiences, his life, the way he lived his life when he was a student-- when he was a student in high school. He would keep on telling me his stories, teaching me new things, what I learned about America, his self, his familiy, his children, the way he lived his life, where he walked, what he did. That did impress me a lot. His name is Ken and I will not forget him. He is a very good guy. I loved him a lot. He has given me a lot.