Hi, my name is Sabrina. I live in Fresno, CA. I have been doing caregiving for 18 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I first got started out of high school working at a facility and I tried it out at first and I enjoyed it. I like taking care of the old people and making them happy and smile. And I like sharing all their stories and their journeys in life that they have taken.
What advice would you give to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be you have to like what you do and enjoy working with elderly people. Having the patience and the kindness and caring to take care of them. That pretty much sums it up for me.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a gentlemen, Thomas. He has ALS. I got to know him and his background and his family. He would tell me stories of how he owned a ranch and raised cattle, and it was really enjoying to hear all his stories and to get to know him for the two year period that I took care of him until he passed.