Hello, my name is Gabriel. I live in San Pedro, CA and I have 4 years experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I was a caregiver for three years with my grandma and a couple years later, I was a caregiver at a assisted living.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice would be to understand different medications, understand concepts of assisting and overall daily living activities known as ADLs, possibly have a certification and CNA, and at least definitely be compassionate.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
I'll never forget the client named Barry, quite possibly the sweetest man I ever met in my entire life. Never really had much in his life but his heart was so big and so caring. He was always considerate and always trying to show you out more than he should or could, and so any actions on his part were probably the most memorable times I have ever worked with a client.