Hi, my name is Jazmin, I live in Richmond, CA, and I was a caregiver for one year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver by my aunt, she works with kids and adults that are disabled. She had been there working for a while, and she told me about the job, and I was interested and I applied and they hired me, and I worked there for a year, and I liked it.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for a new caregiver would be to be very patient, pay attention to what your client needs or what they want you to do. Be friendly, talk to them, so they can feel that you're there for them, and that's really what they want. They want you to be by their side so they don't feel lonely.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is David. He was very happy and most of the time, he always had a smile on, he was funny, he loved to dance, he would always pop out with random stuff like dancing or singing, he was very heartwarming.