Hi, my name is Marina. I live in Austin, TX and I've been a caregiver for two years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandma had Alzheimer's and I think of her and it changed me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, be on time. You need to love what you're doing. You need to love the people you're speaking to. You need to treat them the way you treat yourself. You need to be a people-person and be nice to everyone.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a very nice person. He's sweet. He always smiles and he's a person that you'd want to be around. He shared a lot of stories and he got a lot of grandkids.