Hi. My name is Sue. I live in Mariposa, CA. I've been a caregiver for 23 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother had a stroke and we had to take care of her at home. So she was the one who inspired me towards this field.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to the caregiver will be to have patience, to listen to your clients and to be happy with your job. If you're not happy with your work, then there's no point in providing care to the others.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget was Dorothy. She was in her nineties. She was full of life, laughter. She taught me a few things about life, and I enjoyed taking care of her. She still bring tears to my eyes. I enjoyed my work with her.