Hi, my name is Lisa. I live in Antioch, CA and I have been a caregiver for 35 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
What do you love most about being a caregiver?
I became a caregiver because I love people and I love to help elderly ones. The one's that can't care for themselves. I was 13 or 14 years old when I had to take care of my grandparents and ever since then I have been doing it for half of my life and I enjoy it!
I love people. My heart goes out to the elderly. When I get that age I want someone to love me and treat me the way they want to be treated. Plus, I am a very patient, kind, soft-hearted and understanding person. I love this kind of work. Like I said, I've done this for 35 years and I love it. It touches my heart and makes me happy. That's why I love helping the elderly, the one's that can't help themselves.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
Her name was Doris and she was the sweetest person. Everybody thought she was mean, but she was never mean to me. She really relied on me and she depended on me. She put her trust in me and that made me feel good. I was always there for her and took care of her real good. She was happy and so was I.