Hi, my name is Diana. I live in Corpus Christi, TX and I have been a caregiver for six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was inspired by my mother, who was previously a caregiver. She let me know how many clients of hers that she had were needing help, needed companionship. And it just motivated me to step up and be there for them. And that's why I started being a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be there for your client. To motivate them, be happy with them and just talk to them. And just enjoy being with them. Show them that you really want to be there.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Pilar, because she was such a great person, always happy. She gave me great advice. And she was just a heart-warming person, because she would always help everyone around her. And back in her younger days, she told me that she would always volunteer. And that just brought so many emotions, and motivated me to volunteer myself with the community. And she was just a great person. She will always be in my heart.