Hi. My name is Monica. I live in Vallejo, California, and I have 12 years experience in caregiving.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because a relative of mine was a diabetic. My mother, I've taken care of her since I was in elementary. She's had diabetes for over 30 years, and I've been her caregiver since then, and I've loved it. I've enjoyed it. It's my calling.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?My advice to new caregivers would be to have patience, be understanding, your client comes first. It's a very rewarding job that others gain from, and I enjoy it very much.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My most memorable client is my mother, of course, and she's been the highlight of my life. I have nothing but love and understanding, and I've enjoyed taking care of her every single day.