Hi! My name is Krystina. I live in San Gabriel, CA and I've been a caregiver for seven years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I always enjoy helping people and it brings me great satisfaction to make others happy. I started off caring for my great-grandfather who had Alzheimer's and from there I just realized I just love caring for others and assisting them with their daily activities and things that they need.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be have patience and don't think of yourself. Always think of what the other person is going through and how they feel.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a couple, Von and Don. They were my first clients that I took care of as a live-in and I'll never forget them because I lived with them and I was a part of their family. I mean, you just get so attached to people that you care for and it was just a very great experience. They've taught me a lot as well as everything that I've helped them with. And they were my beginning of my caregiving career. I will never forget them