Hi, my name is Nelia from Daly City, CA and I have been a caregiver for 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like taking care of people and it's always been something that I was very good at, and it is something that lets me keep what I like to do.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver is that I would let them get to know the patient by asking them what are their hobbies, what do they like to do in their past time. Also getting to know their routine so that taking care of them would be easier and helping them also.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My client that would never forget, her name was Amalia, and she was a very sweet lady. She had a very simple routine, and she was always nice. Every time I visit her, she would always greet me and ask me how my day was and the same I ask her. And we had a very good client and caregiver relationship for many years that she has been under my care.