Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
My name is Sophia. I live in San Jose. I became caregiver. I'm licensed and a nurse. My roommate she's working caregiver. I work electronics company before, and looked at companies very hard for me. Then my friend she encouraged me here. I go there and then I study CNA license. I have a CNA license, and I work a good job with agency seven years.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
When you work hard, everybody like you. And then the patient he don't know anything. The family, when he come he see you because how you work hard or each of the family how you making the house, keeping the house clean, keeping the patient, making food clean way. When you feed, when you hungry because every two hour, sometimes, he don't like to eat. The patient is sick. He's not mood good. Keeping up that two hour, again, try a little bit and then stop.
What is your proudest moment as a caregiver?
One of my favorite client has passed away now, two month ago. She was on dialysis. Going three days a week to get dialysis. I drop her, after she finish her drin then took her home. She's very smart. She does everything. She loved reading and she finished a big book, two or three. I work eight months for her, and then when I go to see her in the morning she had passed away.