Hi, my name is Perla. I live in the city of Santa Ana in Orange County, CA and I've been a caregiver for four years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of a loved one. I started taking care of my grandpa. He was 88 and he had happened to have Alzheimer's. He was really sick and from there on, I became just passionate about taking care of people and providing care to them as if they were one of my own family.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver will be to always have compassion and love towards the person that are providing the care because when you're taking care of someone, you have to have a lot of passion and love towards that person in order to care for them and to provide for them their needs. That's something that it's really important.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Miss Marilyn. She was very wonderful lady. She suffered of cancer but the most memorable thing of her was the love, the passion to keep fighting. She was fighting cancer for more than 14 years and it's sad to say that she's not alive anymore but every time that I remember her, she always comes to my mind as a fighter.