Hi, my name is Joanna. I live in Rosemead, CA and I've been a caregiver for 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver when I took care of my great-grandmother. And then I took care of my uncle. I took care of two people in my family. Then I started to become a caregiver for other people like 10 years ago. I like what I do. I like taking a care of other people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, treat them as your own family member. Meet their needs. Help them out. Take them to places. Let them enjoy their life. Keep them company. Share with them life experience. Listen to them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Bob. Every time I walk into his house, he's always so happy to see me. Knowing that he has somebody there to talk to and take him to places, and to assist him.