Hi, my name is Rick. I've been a caregiver for 13 years. I live in Whittier, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like taking care of the less fortunate and the elderly. A family member of mine was born with a disability. We helped take care of him as kids and that's what I love to do.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a caregiver would be, be patient, understanding, respectful, trustworthy, honest and try to put yourself in their shoes and understand their position.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I'll never forget is Andy. He was a brain-injured patient that I had taken care of for over 10 years. He loved going to the park, getting out and about and going to the movie.