Hi, my name is Kuki. I live in Elk Grove, CA and I've been doing caregiving for the last 16 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I have become a caregiver because I naturally have compassion towards the elderly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
I would advise a new caregiver to approach this field with a lot of compassion and commitment. And we have to approach the clients or the elderly with the understanding that they are in a different world.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget was this elderly gentleman. He had such a sense of humor that would crack me up. When there's a situation that we are accosted with, he would say, "Hey, it's the same. Six of one, half a dozen of another." And he had always even though he was reaching that elderly condition where he was forgetting things, but his sense of humor was the very thing that kept going.