Hi, I'm Kora. I live in Palmdale, CA and I have 2 years of caregiving experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because ever since I was little, I've wanted to work in the medical field. I'm currently going to school to become a registered nurse and then eventually one day a pediatrician. I first started caregiving while I was taking care of my grandmother when she was 94 years old and she needed a lot of care around the house and meal preparation, stressing, bathing and all that. I got my very first actual job in caregiving with a company called Five Star Care and I just love the field so much. I love to be able to help people and work with them while I can, while I'm also going to school to help even more people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be very patient and kind and understanding. You have to be trustworthy and dependable. You cannot always be back and forth with your scheudle. They like a very stable person. They like to see the same face all the time. They do not like getting multiple different people all the time and it is just definitely something that you really want to be patient with and kind and very helpful, rather than unhelpful.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is this very, very sweet 100-year-old lady named Virginia. She was amazing. I've never seen somebody so active for their age. She just needed help with meal preparations and that occasional reminder, and stuff like that, also assistance waith walking. I remember her and I will never forget her because she would drag me outside with her to cut her plants, her trees and pull weeds and stuff because she absolutely loved her plants and her gardening. She loved sewing and she just loved talking about her life. She was just so full of joy. She was definitely someone that I will never forget. She was amazing.