Hi, my name is Dolores. I live in the city of Wildomar, CA and I've been a caregiver for the last 10 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of a friend of mine. I was working as an assistant for her to help her with her work. She used to be doing things for the hospitals and schools. Then, later on, I became her caregiver when she was unable to do the things she used to do for herself.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, just to always be on time and be respectful because the seniors are always looking forward to seeing you every morning and they depend on you.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I'll never forget is my dear Rosalie. She was really waiting for me every morning with breakfast on the table to start her day. She was a wonderful woman I will never forget because she was an amazing woman. She taught me how to work in the garden, how to make potpourri, how to make jam. You will learn new things from her every day. She was the most wonderful woman I have ever met. In that little short time, I thank her for all the things that I learned from her. I miss her every day of my life.