Hi, my name is Delores. I live in Rocklin, CA and I've been a caregiver for 33 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like being a caregiver. I like caring for people. And I thought I wanted to be a nurse, but with caregiving I like that level of care. I like that as my level.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be very patient, and if it's not in your heart don't do it.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is the one I had in Palo Alto who treated me like I was his daughter, and he left me a message on my answering machine singing happy birthday to me. I'll never forget it.