Hi, my name is Teresia. I live in Santa Clara, CA. I have been a caregiver for the past seven years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love working with the young at heart, they are like my grandparents to me and I learn a lot from them. I love to hear their stories.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to new caregivers would be to tell them that the people that they are taking care of were once as young as they are and they should treat everyone with the respect and care for everybody.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I'll never forget is one that I worked with sometime last year. They loved gardening and all the caregivers we ever had prior to having me never loved to garden, so when I started working with him, we completely changed his little back garden and we planted flowers and we planted everything that he had wanted and we also cleaned the backyard together. We would do this every other day, cleaning the backyard and that's one client I'll never forget.