Hi, my name is Malia. I live in San Mateo, CA. I have been a caregiver for 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver at a very young age starting at home with my grandma who was 85-years-old. I been in care for her for six years and then she has passed away. I have been living with that experience looking for taking care of loved ones that can help me with my living.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for a new caregiver is be on time, be kind, honest and loving to the client. Make sure everything is safe before you leave the home.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget working for him in San Mateo. Fred always had a smile on his face when I walk in the door, always telling me stories, how he grew up when he was at a young age with his family. He was very comfortable to talk to me and make my days easier for me at work. Actually, he always remind me what has to be done, kind of like I feel like I'm in my own home, he makes me comfortable in his home. Fred was very honest with himself and actually a very loving and caring person.