Hi, my name is Marianne and I live in Torrance, CA and my years of experience is eight years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like working with the elderly, helping them with their daily activities, giving them some quality of life and making them happy.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient and to be understanding that you're taking care of the elderly and they need you to help them with their daily activities, things that they can no longer do on their own. So learn what you can because in the years that you are working on it, you will learn something new and eventually you learn to love the job and it will be easier for you.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget is Sylvia. I took care of her for nine months and she was the kindest, most considerate woman I've ever met and she never complained and she was always so eager-- she was my friend, confidant and she was always interested and eager to listen to my stories and she also was eager to share her own.