Hi. My name is Marlene Marquez-Bridebstine. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I have been a caregiver for 5 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a ceregiver because I love my parents-in-law, my own parents, and I have a lot of respect for elder population. I hope to be one of them someday, and be treated by the same love and respect that I am willing to do right now.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a caregiver would be to be patient in your work. Have respect and love for the person you are taking care, and being on your loved one, the same yourself someday, you will have the same care, respect, and give the same way you want to be treated.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget would be Chars. She was very into therapy, and at the beginning she was [reluctant to talk. After a year of care and training, she was [inaudible] experience of yoga. She was doing yoga with me, and excercise. She loved my food. I love to cook, healthy cook, and I never forgot fantastic, and she perseverance to be well.