Hi, I'm Maria. I live in San Pablo, CA and I have 3 years of experience in caregiving.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my mom has a stroke, so I took care of her. Then my profession is also a nurse from the Philippines, so I have also started about elderly, so that is why caregiving is my passion.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver is to focus on their work, to be responsible enough to take care of their patients - for the old ones - and to be compassionate enough and trustworthy.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Miss Laurette. I have her for two years, and then we shared each other - like she shared to me her life, her family, and she trusted me for that, and we became friends. So that is why being a caregiver is not just for to be with them, but to be their friend and to comfort them in everything.