Hi, my name is Rosalin. I have been a caregiver for 10 years plus, and I live Oakland, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was going to a nursing school, and I wanted to work part time, and do caregiving to see if it was something I would like. I ended up doing this for period of time, and joined another facility working with various agencies and hospitals.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to take care of the patient, to listen carefully to the patient, and be attentive to the patient. Patients love to have TLC, or conversation, and at the same time, make sure the patient is comfortable at all times.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is my son. I took care of him when he was 12 years old because he was sick, and he ended up in hospice care. That's how I learned to be more patient, be attentive, and be more loving to a sick person.