Hi. This is Maria Cielo. I live in Milpitas, CA. I have 11 years experience of a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I really loved to work for the elderly and for the people who needs care. I have also experience from taking care of people like my father and my grandmother before. I took care of them before coming here in America so when I came here, I applied as a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for the new caregiver would be you should have patience and when working with a client you have to understand them and take good care of them and treat them as your own family. You should be honest and love your work.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Mama Rose. I'll never forget her because she's so very nice to us. She's so kindhearted person and I remember before we sing and dance. And when I sing, she sing also with me and dance. I took good care of her she treated me as a member of the family. Her family are all nice, and I took care of her until she died.