Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
My name is Delia. I live in Richmond, California. I've been a caregiver since 2006. In my mind is my grandma, because at the time when I was still young, my grandma passed away, and I didnt get a chance to take care of her, so I think when I'm working with the elderly, I'll always remember that if my grandma is alive, I think I can give her that - a care like this one.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My most memorable client is James, because he is very nice, and sometimes if I give him a bath, we are joking, and then we are laughing. Every time I give him food, he always appreciate what I cook for him, and he's very nice to me.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
What are your strengths as a caregiver?
The most important thing that I can give to a new caregiver is to be patient. That's very important, for the caregiver to be patient.
My clients can describe me as patient, and I don't force them to do things-- if they tell me that they don't want to eat, I let them relax, and then if they want to eat, that's the time that I will give them the food.