Hi my name is Christina. I live in Stockton, CA and I've been a caregiver for six-plus years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I started with my great-grandmother and I just carried on from there, private, facility, agency, and I love it. I love being able to help someone in need and putting a smile on someone's face. That really makes my day.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
Make sure that you're talking to the client as if you want somebody to talk to you. Always remember they're still an adult no matter what also ask them about what they have going on.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client that I would never forget is my Miss Elva Lee. She is a sweet lady and she had dementia, still a joy. I help her exercise and when I saw that she was down I could do something very goofy and it would make her laugh all over again and that felt very awesome.