Hi, my name is Marche. I live in Fresno, CA and I've been a caregiver for eight years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because taking care of the elderly is something that I enjoy doing, I am very passionate about. I've been doing it, like I said, again, for eight years. I was doing it with family members, and then outside of family members. It is something that I really do care about.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, you have to have patience. You have to have time. You have to care for them. You have to have sympathy and empathy for them. It's just like taking care of your grandparents. That's why I enjoy doing it because I would treat them the same way as I want somebody to treat my grandparent.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Benny because he is the first one that I've really gotten to do one-on-one with, and it just amazes me how he just has so much wisdom and everything that we talk about when we sit down and talk. So if I have to have a client that I will never forget it will be him.