Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
Hi, I am Jacqueline. I'm living in Petaluma, 14 years caregiver experience. I am a CNA. What inspired me become a caregiver because I was growing up with my grandma and my grandpa. I always take care them. Then when I came to United States, I met some friends, they told me, "It's a good thing to work in caregiver." I start working as a caregiver and really liked it. That's why I became also CNA.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget in my life is Mr. Clay. I went to vacation in Haiti. He told my co-worker he had to get me JJacqueline to take care me, otherwise I'm not going to come out of the bed until Jacquline come's back. Also, one day I went to work and he said, "Jacqueline, can you do me a big favor? When I die, can you wake me up?" I say, "Oh, I can do that." I would never forget this client.
What are your stenghts as a caregiver?
What make me a great caregiver? The reason I do that because my dad had a big stroke 1997. And then my parents always told me you got to do good things because what you do will come back around. That's why I'm trying to be a good caregiver.