Hi, my name is Maria. I live in Hollister, CA and I'm a caregiver for four years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because a friend of my husband needs somebody to take care of him. So he was a pretty friendly guy, so he asked me for the favor. And I take care of him for two years, and then later on somebody else called me for help for somebody else, and I've been there for some other time, two years too.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to be a new caregiver is to be friendly with our people.Treat them nicely. So a nice person with somebody else. I like to be a nice person, so friendly too.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Louie because he was a pretty nice guy, very friendly guy too, so I really love him.I miss him and I want to see him but I don't know what happened to him. He went to a recovery home, and so I don't know what's going on with him but I'm happy to see him again.