Hi. My name is Linda, I have 3 years experience. I live in Oakland, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my great grandmother needed care several years ago and so I began caring for her and I cared for her about six months.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to always be patient, make sure that your client is as comfortable as possible and always have what they need. And just be a good caregiver and friend and companion to whoever you're caring.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Grace. I enjoyed caring and working for Grace because she was a very happy person, very outgoing, very active although she had dementia. And she had her days, she was very fun to be around, she loved my children. I do overnight to care for her. Her and I did fun activities together - indoor and outdoor activities - we went riding, we went to parks, we went walking. I will always miss Grace.