Hi, my name is Perthina. l live in Oakley, CA and I have been a caregiver for 10 to 15 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I see a lot of people that need help. I see a lot of people that walk over those people and they need help. So I just love them. I work for them for so long. I fall in love with them when I see them. I like to help if they can't help themselves.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, do your job right, take care of the client, make sure they have what they have, make sure they're taken care of the best way that they're taken care of, like you would want to be taken care of.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I never will forget, he is so sweet. He is so smart. We had conversations that we'd laugh. He tells me his problems. I helped him the best way I can. I would never, ever forget about him. He is just a sweetheart.