Hi. My name is Jacqueline. I've been a caregiver since 2013 so it's been over three years. I live in New York, Bayshore.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a home caregiver because I wasn't able to take care of my grandmother. I wasn't able to do it. So I really enjoy it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
As a caregiver, I suggest to other people to really care and listen to them. Maybe they're not control of the house, their life, whether they like something or if they don't. So you make decisions for them. They have their own personalities, so you just have to be patient.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
I remember Victor. He was very nice, funny. He still remembered to talk to me in Spanish. If I would talk to him in English, and he wrote a poetry book, really nice. Sometimes his daughers would read a sentence and would finish. It was really sweet.