Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
My name is Teresita, and I just moved to Daly City, and I been a caregiver since 2003. I became a caregiver when I met one of my classmate, and she introduced me to work in-home health house. And that's how I started working as a caregiver.
What type of clients do you work with?
As a caregiver, I work in the client with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, some of them is aging, some of them is needed to drive from their house to have their physical, doctor. Arms, in continuing how to-- continue in their recuperate on their fractured bone.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
One of the client that I work with, she's developing Alzheimer's, and she likes to talk so I just listen. And she likes music. Then end of her life, when she get constipated, she lives in one of the assisted living in Monterey County. And then right after that, I don't have any more client which passed.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
What are your strengths as a caregiver?
People tell me that I'm a good caregiver because I know what I am doing, but I didn't tell them that I went in school, and school they teach you how to do it and how to take care of the elderly, especially like diets and what's not to give if the client is like diabetic or whatnot. From there, that's how I know how to prepare foods and what not to give and what to avoid.