Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
Hi, my name is Romma and I'm from the city San Francisco. I am a CNA, and I have been working for CNA for three years. I am also a hemodialysis technician. The people who inspire me to be a caregiver is my family, all of the nurses, my sister and my brothers taking the CNA
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
All the people that come through my mind is Christina. I help her a lot. The bond we have together, it's not about a caregiver, but it's something in there that's connected between me and her. I see her like a grandma, so I help her a lot by changing bedding, walk her to the park and companion, and give her what she needs. The two years that I experienced with Christina, what I admired the most is the way she extended her family. She doesn't see me as a caregiver. She saw me as maybe a daughter or grandkid, and she'd invite me with her birthday, Christmas, all celebration gathering.
Tell us about your most challenging client.
The most challenging client I've run into is this person in homecare that I have to calm him down and help him to-- tell him everything's going to be okay and talk it out. I think what makes me good as a caregiver, it's unique and I see myself to help others. I see that I help others, they're happy, and that makes me happy too, as well.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
One piece of advice for a caregiver, I would say work hard, work smart, and you'll learn a lot of things just not for you, it's for others. It feels good for yourself caring for others, not just you. You see someone you help a lot, that's one thing that's priceless.
What is your proudest moment as a caregiver?
The moment that I am proudest as a caregiver is the treatment that I did, and at the end of the day, that I finished my job very good, helped the person taking a bath, changing a diaper, or remind to give him his medication.