Hi, my name is Tara and I live in Stockton and I have been a caregiver for six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother passed away in a nursing home because somebody didn't care for her like they should have.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to love them and take care of them like you would your own family. Treat them kindly and be patient and loving.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget was an Alzheimer patient. She spoke a different language than me and she would sit and talk to me in her language and I would sit and talk back to her. And she thought that I could understand her and she would just go on and on and tell me stories but I could never understand her at all. And she didn't care she just was happy that I would sit and listen.