Hi, my name is Galina. I live in Tarzana, CA and I have 2 years experience working as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I am a compassionate person, and I enjoy providing care for people of different age. It give me satisfaction to think that I am making a difference in their life. They need me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice would be to be patient, to be friendly, always try to help, be compassionate, try to understand your client, try to understand his or her needs, try to be useful as much as possible.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My client that I will never forget, her name is Stova. She came to me during the night after 2:00 AM, and she asked me where's her mom. I thought she was scared. I took her hand, and we sat together on a couch. I was trying to calm her down, and I told her that her mom will come pretty soon, but now she needs to go to her bedroom. And she was listening to me, and I took her hand, and we went together. And she laid down, and I was sitting with her until she fell asleep.