How did you get into caregiving?
My inspiration to become a caregiver is that that I took care of my grandma when my grandma was really sick and that was the very, very moment that I think all the family, all the children should devote time to their parents when they're old. So once I lost my grandma, I thought maybe I should go ahead and do nursing care, take care of the patient's family. I take care of the patients and comfort their family, give them love, care, dignity and see how I can provide them to the last minute, and I have been doing this all through my life.
Who was one of your most memorable clients?
The first person to come in my mind as a caregiver I took up in Atherton in Redwood City. He was 93 years old. He was one of the most VIP people in the Air Force. Loving, caring, smiling, and he was with Alzheimer's. He loved to eat, he liked to go for a walk, in the late evenings, he watched two movies, and he's always happy to see you. He was always there to open the door when you got in. I will never forget he was my best patient I ever took care of.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
I would give one piece of advice to a new caregiver is treat your client as your own family member. Be honest, and show happiness. Always be happy while you are there. Smile, and give them love and dignity, and be honest. Anything you do for your client, report any kind of changes, good or bad, to the family members and the agency to support your client to help if anything happens ahead of time. So that is just like you're doing for your own family.
What is your proudest moment as a caregiver?
My proudest moment as a caregiver is that I am not thinking as a caregiver. I am just thinking I am one of the daughters. I'm the daughter-in-law or I'm one of the family members to be with my client. And I would always be that way.