Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
My name is Felipa, you can just call me Feli - as my friends call me. I am from San Francisco, California. I have been a caregiver for four years, or more than four years. And I came in this field since I came here 2011, but I work first in a care home because I didn't have yet my license. By then, I head that having a license it's easier to find a job and with a higher pay. So I tried apply for my license in Sacramento and, there, I got the license.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The types of clients I work with are those with demented, those with hypertensive, those with amputated, and those who are hospice. [music] My clients describe me as a happy person and easy to go along with them. They said I am compassionate, I do care for them. Most of all, I am being trusted and I do my work well
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
If I have one piece of advice to any caregiver, I would rather tell him that you must have the passion with your work because from there they can see that you are really having the feeling of that work. Because if not, then you will not be successful and you will not go along with what you are doing. Because if you have the passion, that mean you love what you are doing.