Hi. My name is Josephine Valentin, and I live in Concord, CA, and I have five years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I had parents that were disabled and needed care, so I quit my job and I became their caregiver. My parents felt so good and comfortable, and I felt good too. And that is why I became a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for a caregiver would be to be patient, to be nice, to give them all the attention, and making sure that they remain safe and comfortable in their own homes, and be nice, smile and be happy. That is the information that I would give a caregiver.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I never will forget would be my own father. He was very moody and was very particular of what he wanted me to do. And he was very serious, but somehow or the other, I would make him laugh, and that would make him laugh, and he would forget about his sickness and illness, and we got along just fine.