Hi, my name is Ronaldo. I live in El Monte, CA and I have six years experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I started caring for my grandfather and that gave me the motivation to work as a caregiver. So I started applying at home care agencies and as I was working with senior citizens that gave me more motivation and inspiration and more of an experience. So I wanted to take it further, and I made it as a career, and six years later here I am caring and helping out senior citizens and making a difference in their lives.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be calm, to have patience, and to be passionate with the elderly, so you can get along and have a good work relationship.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Raul, he was a very caring and lovable senior citizen. He was so in love with trains and he had me drive him to the railroad so he can listen to the trains coming and honking their train horns, or whatever. And he inspired me more to care for the senior citizens, and that memory with him I will never forget.