Hi, I'm Maria. I live in Pacoima, CA and I've been a caregiver for 5 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my mom got sick, and I never had time to take care of her. When she died, then I decided I wanted to do something good for other people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to new caregivers is that in this profession, you need to be patient and loving with the patient because they need all your support, and you're all they have. Just be patient, and just try to help them as much as you can.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is my last one. She had Alzheimer's, and she was just a great person. I work with her three years, and she was just the greatest person ever.