Hello, my name is Quan, and I live in Philadelphia, PA and I have one year of caregiving experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver, because my aunt has had Crohn's disease in the past, and I recently took care of her. So, when I ran into a job that was willing to pay me for something I already did, I took the opportunity. I love caring for people, because it feels like it gives me a purpose, and I'm also helping them better their lives, as well, so it's a win-win situation for both parties.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient, companionship, and also look at them as regular people, no matter how old or how not in tune with regular civilian lifestyle. Look at them as regular people, because they need you, so you can build that relationship. It will make your job that much easier and make them feel like they're much more special. So that's the type of advice I like to give to new or incoming caregivers.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Kimberley, because when I first met her and was aiding for her, she was less efficient than the other guests in my facility, but she came a long way, and I was working with her a lot, we built a relationship. She's very funny and even more humorous and more civilian-like as well. Right now, she's able to work. When I first met her, she wasn't able to work, so it made feel like I helped her to get to where she's at now. And she's also, like I said, very funny and humorous. I'm glad to see that. I'm bringing out life for her. So that's my most memorable moment up to date, and I think it'll always be, because it made me feel like I had an impact on her life. It made me feel really good.