Hi. My name is Genevie. I live in the city of Richmond, CA and I have 3 years of caregiver experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver due to my aunt. She was diagnosed with cancer. I helped her throughout. She was pregnant. Then there was a lady that I also helped with her. Because it's something that I was passionate about. I'm so used to cleaning, cooking, attending. I have two children of my own. I really passionate for everything I have to do: customer service, companion, and compassionate.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to put yourself in their position. Either their loved ones or themselves. How would you like to be treated? How would you like your family member to be treated? There are so many things that happen, that it's just nobody's ever comfortable. And whenever you have somebody caring for that person, you just hope that they do their best. So pretty much, just be compassionate and give your best.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is my mother. She was always happy, always smiling, always outgoing. Even through the worst days, she would just look at that day like it was the best ever. That pretty much rubbed on me. We have to go through everything, so might as well make the best of it. Just push through. She was amazing.