Hi, my name is Iris. I live in San Francisco, CA. I have been a caregiver for 15 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my father became very ill. I cared for him from 2001 until 2006. He told me that I should be caring for others too.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to be very compassionate, kind, understanding, patient, appreciative, and very observant with their attitude and condition, as well as their needs.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Dave. He would go out in the garden and pick the fruits from the tree and eat them. So I said, "Why are you picking all those fruits? Why not wait for them to get very riped?" And he said, "Oh, no. I have to be the first before the birds get them.