Hi, my name is Micaela. I live in Santa Monica, CA, and I have 7 years of experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like to help other people in their needs, and also I have give love to them when they are in a difficult situation and they feel lonely. I like to then help them with their work, with their appointments, and also I love to give them company, because I just feel a lot of elders people they feel lonely.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for a new caregiver is to be patient. The people need 100% of their time. They have to be responsible for elder people, or they are responsible with any other type of task, because this requires 100% of attention to elder people.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I never will forget is Betty. She was a wonderful person and she had a lot of health issues. And since I help her and give her company at the same time, she was happy and she had a better time, or at least she'd feel better that I was there to help her when she needs me, and that touched my heart.