Hello, my name is Helen and I live in the City of La Puente, CA. I have been a caregiver for eight years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I enjoy helping other people do what they cannot do or even showing them how to do what they think they cannot do. Also due to family members that needed help or any assistance and I was there, I actually enjoyed it. I became a caregiver for so many reasons and I love what I do. I've been doing it for eight years and I will like to continue to keep on doing it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be if you're not in it to the enjoyment of helping others, don't do it. This position is not for anybody. If you're just doing it just to do it, it's not for you. I believe to be a caregiver because you're going to actually love doing what you're doing, which is helping others and if you cannot do that, this job is not for you.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget would have to be my grandpa. I helped him through his last of the days. I enjoyed every minute knowing that I can help him while he's still alive and I can help him know that he has a family.