Hi, I'm Lourdes. I live in Simi Valley, CA and I have been a caregiver for 5 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver when my mom got sick and I had to help taking care of her, and then also, I love to help people. That's why I'm in the caregiving field.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be very passionate in her job and to be very reliable and dependable. Be there for somebody who needs them. That's the advice I would give to a new caregiver.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget is Esther. She treated me like her own daughter, and we got really close together, and she was very supportive of me - because I was going to school, and she supported me and was really very happy for me when I got good grades. And the thing that I liked most about Esther was she was really humorous about life and she would tell a lot of jokes.