Hi, my name is Maribel. I live in Pasadena, CA and I have 7 years of caregiver experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver since I was taking care of my mom and I saw that there are a lot of people that needs our help. And I care for others' family as I care for my own, and I just love helping people. Helping others.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be is to be there for the patient. Keep them comfortable, company, never leave them alone and just be there for them. Care for the patient as if it was one of your family members.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
One of your loved ones. A client I will never forget was when I was working for him, and he was paralyzed from one side, and I would do everything for him. And he told me-- he said in his own words, "I am very blessed to have you assisting me-- helping me. I never want you to leave my side." And that was nice of him. He was happy I was there with him and helping him. I'll never forget his words.