Hi. My name is Madeline. I live in Fremont, CA and I've been a caregiver for 2 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I have always gotten along with elderly people ever since I was younger. Also, when I was able to find a job where I could work with them, and help them, and learn about their stories and what not, I would tell them that's what I've been doing for over two years now.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for any caregiver would be that it may be scary at first, but just try to get all the experience you can, and just meet all of the people you can, and help everyone you can. And you will just feel very fulfilled, and you'll get that experience, and you'll just be happy.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client that I will never forget is Ed. He was my first permanent client, and I have very fond memories with him. He just recently passed away a couple of weeks ago. I was a little sad about, but I just remember watching movies with him, and taking him grocery shopping, and just he was such a jokester, always laughing and all that stuff. It was very nice.