Hi, my name is Gloria. I´ve been a caregiver for 5 years and I live in East Palo Alto, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I cared for a family member for five years.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be: Always care for the patient as if they were your own family member. Always follow all the instructions that are left for that particular patient.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My most memorable and most current patient I had was Ms. Emily. She was very strong-minded, very opinionated, very difficult to deal with at times, but I had the most wonderful conversations with her. She was a registered nurse, so most of our conversations were medical related. She would quiz me, would throw questions at me from out of the blue and I had to answer them correctly. She was wonderful, though. She was a bit difficult at times, but she kind of grew. She grew on me. Well, we did, I do miss her very much, though. She was just a wonderful person. She really was.