Hi, my name is Sandra. I live in San Diego,CA. I have 10 years of experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I was taking care of my mother-in-law about 10 years ago when she was really ill. I realized this is what I wanted to do. It's really rewarding.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to always empathize with the family and with the resident. Always be compassionate and caring. Always treat everyone as you would like to be treated.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Carol. She was a client I was working for a couple years ago. She was an Alzheimer's patient. She once told me that I was like her daughter to her and this made me realize how important it is to give them the care that they deserve. Treat them always with respect and dignity because they will also never forget