Hi, my name is Teresa, I live in Rancho Cordova, CA and I've been a caregiver for 17 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver when I started taking care of one of my family members. I love to take care of people, and I like to communicate with them and hear their stories and backgrounds of their life.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to communicate the best way you know how, and to speak slowly and clearly to where they can understand what you're saying, and to listen to whatever they have to say, and let them finishes their sentences, and be ear to them.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client will never forget is Annie. She was a loveable, sweet person. I got attached to her because she reminded me of my grandmother. I ended up taking her home sometimes, and she met my family, she enjoyed them. I met her family, and we all clicked together, and now we still keep in contact.