How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I started caring for my grandfather, and I wanted the best for him. So I thought that I should help other people that needed my help. So I would like helping other people. If they need my help, if I can give them my help, I am welcome to give them my help.
Who was your most memorable client?
One of my clients - she was an older lady - she was in a facility and I was working with her. She couldn't hear, and it was hard for me to communicate with her, so I would do signs, or I would point at things, or I would write to her, so I got really attached to her. And I think I helped her a lot. But she passed away, and it was hard for me to see that, because I was really touched.
What have you learned from caregiving?
When working with clients that have dementia, it's easier for me to communicate with them by pointing at the things that I'm trying to tell them, and what to do, and what are their needs. So they know more when I'm pointing to them. They can catch, "Oh, yeah, that's what it is. She's not trying to do something else." So it's easier for me to point, or write, or bring the thing to them and tell them, "Oh, we have to do this. This is what we're going to do."
What are your strengths as a caregiver?
People tell me that I'm a good caregiver because they tell me that I even go on my days off and spend with them or help them. Or I help the other caregivers to do their job. And I think that's why they like it when I go and help.