Hi, my name is Iveth. I live in Pomona, CA and I've been a caregiver for about two years and three months.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my main goal is to become a nurse and I feel that this was the best way to obtain that experience I needed. I do not regret doing it because I truly enjoy helping the elderly and children. I think it requires a special person to perform this kind of job and I believe I have what it takes to do it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for a new caregiver would be to love what you do, to have patience and to ask questions. Whenever you have a doubt, whenever you don't know something, always ask questions and love what you do.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Carol. I was her private caregiver for about a year and a half. Unfortunately I was unable to be her caregiver anymore because she had to go to rehab. She broke her hip. I will never forget how much I cared for that lady and I still do. She was like a grandma to me. Always gave me great advice and I did enjoy going to work everyday and I always looked forward to spend time with her.