Hi, this is Guadalupe. I live in San Jose, CA, and I have four years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because one of my friends, she got sick. She got cancer, and I started taking care of her because she didn't have any family members around. And that's how I started to take care of others. And after that, I just continued doing that after she recovers, and she got better. That's how I started.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to be patient and be kindly. Another advice could be, just treat them the way you would like to be treated when you get older.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is, she was a teenager. She had a mental disability, and I always used to play with her. And we had good times, and I learned a lot about people with mental disabilities with her. Yeah, she's one that I will never forget.