Hi, my name is Eriauna. I live in San Franciso, CA. I've been a caregiver for one year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandad. I feel like no one was there to help him really when I was young. So, I became a caregiver to help, to be the help for the elderly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be move at a steady pace, but move a little quicker. When you need to move quicker, is when changing a bedpan. Or if you have to change the person, change the person a little quick. You don't want to be a slow mover. Then, they start getting irritated.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Janet. Janet is the first client I ever had, and I fell in love with her. I will never forget her because she had a kind heart, sweet hearted, everyone thought she was mean. She just wanted love, and I just loved her. She was just such an adorable person.