Hi, my name is Desiree, and I live in the city of Downey. I have been a care giver for two years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a care giver to take care of my mother who is 77 years old, and also a friend of hers who is 78 years old.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new care giver would be to get to know your clients. Always be friendly, and be courteous. Make sure you talk to them, and also let them get to know you. Remember to take things at the client's pace.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget is a woman by the name of Maria. She was very kind. She had dementia, so she thought that I was her daughter. She would talk to me in such a loving way. I never corrected her because I didn't want to upset her, but I'll always remember her.