Hi my name is Racquel and I live in Daly City, CA. I have a total of six years experience in caregiving.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother needed help with doing daily tasks around the house. She got sick a while back so she needed help doing mostly everything so I was there and another two family members was there to help her and that inspired me to go out and help others as well.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for the caregiver would be to always have patience with the one you're dealing with because it's not their fault that they're in the state of mind that they're in because they always need help and don't be afraid to go out and help others or don't be afraid to do something that you normally wouldn't do. So everyone needs help, loving, attention, companionship so just work well.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget would have to be a nun I worked with. She was very loving, caring, she loved to sing, she loved to dance. She was always a people person. I will always miss her because she passed on a few weeks ago and she was very close to my heart and I care for her. I didn't treat her as an individual, I treated her like she was family. Outside of my own family, she was my family.