Hi, my name is Linda. I live in Pittsburg, CA and I've been a caregiver for more than 25 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother greatly influenced me as far as that goes and I love taking care of people. It's what I like to do and it makes me happy.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be make sure that this is truly what you want to do in life. People need to make sure that they care about people before they start doing that or they're just going to give up after a month. It must be what is actually in your heart, to care of people.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The person most memorable to me was Joe. He reminded me of my dad and I worked for him for three years and knew him for five. He will be greatly missed. He was funny, smart and loving, just like my dad. I connected to him right away.