Hi. My name is Teresita. I live in Concord, CA and I have 35 years of experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I took care of my mother. My mother used to be a nurse, and I love her so much, so I took care of her. And also my dad, I took care of my dad before they both passed away.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver is to be honest, be patient, and be loveable.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client that I won't forget, her name is Winnie, and she is very funny. She got Alzheimer's disease, and she's like my mother to me. We have a lot of conversation about good things and sad things that happened to her, but we have had a lot of love. She's very loving, but sometimes she is also agitated. So I have a lot of patience with her and give her comfort and love. It's like my mother.