Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
My name is Mai and I live in Sunnyvale, California. I’ve been a caregiver for 4 years. I became a caregiver first for my kids, and then for my father-in-law. I was really interested, so I took a CNA class.
Who is a special client that comes to mind?
The client that impacted me the most was a 93 year old gentleman and his wife. I cared for the wife. They were very sweet, and they made me feel a part of their life.
What would a former client say about you?
I've had a lot of people say that I'm a really good caregiver and ask me to come back because I understand what they need.
What do you like most about being a caregiver?
I feel like the purpose of my job isn't to make a living, but it's to be a part of my client's lives. My clients are sometimes lonely, and they need someone to share an emotional connection with. It's my job to understand what they need, so I can provide that for them.