Hi, my name is Nativida. I live in Orlando, FL and I've been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love to help other people, especially those who really need help. And I have my grandmother that I really care about her, and I see the trouble that she has, so that's why I love helping people and I love to make people smile every day.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, a response is about the patient you're going to take care of, you have to be careful and be patient with them and talk to them, make them feel that they have somebody they can talk to.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Maria. One day, I went to her house and she called me and said, "Where is my girl? Where is my girl?" And I say, "I'm here, sweetie." She said, "Girl, let's go party." And I said, "What?" She said, "Let's go party." and maybe she wants to use the toilet but usually she always said, "I want to use the restroom." That day was so funny and I will never forget that.