Hi, my name is Katrina. I live in Union City, CA and I've been a caregiver for 10 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I am very passionate about helping other people. Also I had to take care of my grandma when she got sick.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be-- besides giving the best quality of care to the person or client, you have to be genuine and you have to be passionate about what you do. You have to treat them with the utmost respect and you have to make sure that you make them feel as comfortable as possible and all their needs are being met.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget is Ms. Judith. I was able to help her be more positive about her life and get better. She was really sick when she got to the facility where I work in and she was really depressed and I would always greet her with a smile and always be positive around her. She turned her life around. She got better.