Hi, my name is Princess. I've been a caregiver for 18 years. I am from Sacramento, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver in 2005, 2006, maybe about 2009. I had a client that passed away. I cared for him for maybe about eight months and I had been doing in-home care, taking care of the elderly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, always make the client happy and comfortable. They always are looking for companionship, somebody to talk to, love them, and treat them with respect. And be patient.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is my landlord's dad. They were looking for a nurse and I was getting ready to move when they asked me but I actually felt bad. So, I went and introduced myself and met the dad and I cared for the dad for maybe 9 or 10 months. When he passed away, I went to the funeral. That's the best experience I ever had with a client.