Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
My name is Ruby. I live in the city, San Francisco, and I've worked as a caregiver since two years. I became a caregiver because when we migrated here from the Philippines, I took care of my father - he got asthma, diabetes and hypertension. So, while waiting for a job, I'll saw to it that my father had been taken care of by myself, and also, I've taken care of my son when he got an asthma attack. From then on, I realized that taking care of the elderly - the sick people - is very caring, and I enjoy it as my permanent job
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
Of all the people I've really taken care of, the first in mind that I've been always thinking of is taking care of my father. My father is 86 years old then, and since he is very moody, I tried to be very patient with him.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
What is your proudest moment as a caregiver?
If I would give advice to a new caregiver based on my experience, my advice to him or her is to treat your client as your family. By then, everything will go smoothly. When taking care of family, that's it, everything will go smooth and get taken care of because you treat them as your family member.
My knowledge of all - how to handle the sick people and the elderly people - I try to be very patient with them.