Hi my name is Earlinda. I live in Pittsburg, CA. I have 13 years experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I decided to become a caregiver because when I got my first place, the lady next door needed help and she had no family, no anything to help her to give her rides and get her around. So I took it upon myself to help her.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver is always be confidential. Never, ever be late. Always be on time. Always be caring and loving and always, if you see anything unusual, say something and always stick to their diet and medication plan.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I would never forget is Miss May. She was my neighbor. I helped take care of her. She had no one. We would go on trips to the store. I would help her with her chickens, her garden, yard work, cook and take her dogs for walks. She would always tell me wonderful stories. Just a nice, loving lady that I will always remember.