How did you get into caregiving?
The people that inspired me to be a caregiver were my aunt and my grandma. They predominantly took care of me themselves, and they were very caring, and I want to give that back to others.
What did you like most about that client?
What I admire most about my grandmother and my aunt was that they were really, really domestic. They were always cooking and cleaning, and picking up stuff. And I picked that up from them, and that's what I like to do.
What is an important quality a caregiver should have?
If I were to hire a caregiver for my loved one, I would want somebody that's detail-oriented, kind and caring, and doesn't miss a beat. And that suggests extra things and goes out of their way to make the day easier.
What are you strengths as a caregiver?
I think my greatest strengths as a caregiver are: I'm detail-oriented, I clean up, I make sure things are more orderly than what they were before I got there. I know how to cook pretty much anything as long as I have the ingredients and the recipe and all of that in front of me. I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. I'll wipe everything down, I'll run errands and go where I need to and just make sure everything looks good because at the end of the day, it reflects on me.
What makes you proud to be a caregiver?
The moments that make me proud as a caregiver are when I go above and beyond and I go that extra mile and I do extra things and I'm really thorough and detail-oriented, and I get back positive feedback. That really makes me feel good and it makes me better at my job. Makes me want to do it all over again.