Hello. My name is Katherine. I live in San Leandro, CA and I have been a caregiver for 4 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because basically I might [inaudible] medical doctor and I am always caring for other people. I love one's well being. I'm a very caring person and I also care for my family so generally I'm a very caring and devoted person. I care for the quality of life of people and I want to give my care for the people who are in need, especially the senior people and the people with disabilities.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be you need to be very patient and just work with your heart. You will feel like there's connection between you and the person you care for. That will be very rewarding for your job.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
I have a couple of different clients and I will never forget them. Like the current client I care for right now, even she has dementia but I know she loves me. I know and I feel that because her gestures to me. Sometimes she's more alert and sometimes she's blurry. But when she's more alert, I know her gestures to me that she loves me. It's something for me to remember.