Hi, my name is Jan. I'm living in El Cerrito, CA and I've been a caregiver for almost 2 months now.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my mother. She's been a caregiver for 60 years, and because of her line of work, she was able to support us and give us the best comfort she could give in her life. And right now, I'm being a carevier, I'm trying to be a good caregiver, because I want to use this experience once I get it in my college course right now I am a nursing student. That experience I am in debt from this line of work will help me in the future.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to other caregivers is to be patient, to be ready at any kind of situation given to them, and to be able to offer tender loving care to our valued customers or clients because I believe that the best care that you could give to an elderly is your love, your caring, and your sincerity to them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
Client that I will never forget is my client on Novato. I can never forget about her because she was really a special client to me. I hold her dearly within my heart because first, she's battling a very severe condition in her health right now. But I could see it right to her eyes that she is still fighting back, she is still strong, and she doesn't care what kind of condition she has right now because what she's thinking right now is only that she never regretted in her life because she did everything she could to fulfil her dream, to help her family, and to be a good person in this society.