Hi, my name is Marie. I live in La Mirada, CA and I've been a caregiver for five years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because everyone noticed that I take good care of my family. My son who is now grown-up and my husband at the time when he still and I make sure everything around him was okay. I seem to carry this trait, to begin with. Therefore, I became a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to be a good companion, make sure the person is happy, not hungry, and comfortable, and everything around them at home is taken care of and running their lives together should be fun.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Robert. He was a retired chemist, chemical engineer, and his life was rich with a lot of history that I admired and he inspired me with his story and I also shared some of my stories with him, as well. He had been a wonderful companion to me at the same time I was a companion to him. Eventually, his time had come.