My name is Rose. I live in Long Beach, CA. I've been a caregiver for about 6 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like taking care of others. I grew up being a foster child and my mother was a foster parent, and we had other foster children that we cared for. So I love taking care of children and babies and the elderly. So that's pretty much what inspired me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
y advice to give another caregiver is just to be patient and be compassionate and be loving and caring as if they were your own family member. Just try to make them feel good and be happy and comfortable with you.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I would never forget is this lady that I was taking care of. She was close my age and she was a bi-lateral amputee, but she was very sweet and full of life. She was really sick and she just wanted a friend and me and her became friends, and established a bond. And she did pass away but I really missed her and I enjoyed taking care of her, and I felt like it was really rewarding.