Hello, my name is Maria. I live in Van Nuys, CA and I have been working as a caregiver for 2 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I didn't have the chance to take care of my mother as she aged. So taking care of an elder person that needs my help would actually make me feel really good knowing that I can help somebody.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be being really patient with the person you're taking care of. Enjoy the time with them because if you enjoy the time being with them, they will enjoy you as well and it won't feel like you are working.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget has been Maria. She was the one I'm taking care of and I enjoyed it because she loved playing and of course I would have to keep score when she was playing.