Hi, my name is Selam. I live in Alameda, CA and I just moved to the Bay area, and I've been caregiving for more than 5 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I enjoy spending time with elders and learning from their experiences. I want to be of great service to them.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to have excellent listening skills for elders because they enjoy being listened to, and they want to share their rich experiences in life, so listening to them is very important.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I could never forget is my grandma. She had episodes, a time when she forget where she put her purse, and she was accusing me of stealing her purse. Finally I assisted her looking for her purse, and we found it finally. She was laughing, and I won't forget that experience.