hi, my name is Lourdes. I live in Daly City, CA and I've been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my uncle, which I took care of for two years, that was on hospice. He gave me the inspiration and the strength to become the caregiver that I am today, to help people in need and of my services.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to treat people like you're own, as if they are your family. To help them, show them, and be their compassionate person that they want you to be with their everyday life.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a client that I took care of for almost a year. She had dementia, and Alzheimer's. She was a very nice lady that I loved to be around with, easy-going, and was full of life. That was my most memorable client that I took care of and that I worked with.