Hi, my name is Jolie. I live in San Jose, CA and I've been a caregiver for seven years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I have a big heart for seniors, and I like to care for them. And that's why I like to help others and be there for seniors when they need help as much as possible. Also for children who are ill, you know, anybody that needs help. That's why I became a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, be loving, be caring, have a big heart for your clients. Whatever you do for them, for seniors, kids, as a caregiver, do it with all your heart and your love. Don't do it for the money. And attendance is very important, because they really need your help, and they're really depending on you to show up and assist them as well in all the needs that they need and things that they need help with on a daily basis.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Ms. Anderson. I just miss her a lot, because every time she would see me, she would be so happy, and she would jump up and down when I would walk in the house. She would be happy to see me. She would always kiss my hand, and it was so great just being around her. Every time I would read her a book, she would fall asleep.