Hi, my name is Cristal. I live in Woodland, CA. And I've been a caregiver for a little over 10 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandma needed care at one point and could no longer live on her own and that's how I started. I enjoyed the job and so I just continued with it once my grandma no longer needed my care.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, just you have to love what you're doing. You have to love being around the elderly. And you need to just be patient and just try and be understanding to what their needs are. And just try your best on the job.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget was named Marilyn. And she was a sweetheart. She couldn't speak very well, but when she would, it would catch me off guard and I just loved it so much. I remember one time, I was bathing her and I was just talking to her like I do. And I mentioned trying to get under her arms, that we got to make sure we get in there.