Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
Hi, my name is Thelma, and I live in the city of Brentwood. And I've been a caregiver for three years. What inspired me to be a great caregiver is that I like to make a difference in people's lives. I like to bright people's days, and I think it's needed in these days. So, I love to be a caregiver and make a difference in people's lives.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget was this very sweet lady that was a founder of my college. She was very smart, and she was very sweet, and she was like to dress up all the time, but didn't have sons or daughters. And then she sometimes was very lonely. So, she adores me very much because we used to talk a lot and just to be there for her. And I will never forget her because she was very sweet, and we have keep company to each other. And I will never forget she was a very strong woman. What I learn most from Barbara was to always have a smile on your face, to always help others, and to always be strong and never give up.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
If I have to give one advice to a caregiver that would be to be honest. Because sometimes being honest, sometimes it might hurt other people or that might hurt your job, but in the end it's for the best - for our clients and for yourself - to always be honest, doesn't matter the consequences.
What are your strengths as a caregiver?
One of the things that I think makes me a great caregiver is that I'm professional and reliable. I'm honest, and I do the best I can to make people's day great
What is your proudest moment as a caregiver?
One of the things that it makes me proud as a caregiver is little things. For example, cooking for somebody, a warm meal. I like to cook. Some people, sometimes they been eating frozen food for a little while, and you make a lasagna or something for them. They get so happy. You won't think that something as small will help. Some people it really means a lot. Or maybe keeping company to somebody that's been lonely for a few days. This is the little things that sometimes that make a big difference in people's lives.