Hi, my name is Fina. I live in Pittsburgh, CA and I been a caregiver for 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I become a caregiver because I know elder people they need our help. M y first year in this field, I love it and I still continue till today. I would like to continue till whenever.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver, to be there on time, to be honest, to love the person they taking care, report to the agency as soon as possible if anything happen and love the job.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget is an Alzheimer's lady that I cared for 24 hours, 7 days a week. She had Alzheimer's, and she had no children, no family around. She was an amazing lady, a beautiful lady inside out. When I took care of her, I took charge. She enjoyed the music. When she passed away, it hit me very, very hard because she was just like a family member, a grandmother to me. I will never forget her. She passed away almost 10 years now and I still continue to take care of other people but I will never forget her.