Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
My name is Tiffany and I live in East Palo Alto, California. I've been a caregiver for 3 years. I got into caregiving because I love to help people out. I know as people get older they will need care, so I'm here to help.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The first person that comes to my mind is Patricia, I've been working with her for over a year now and I love helping her. I take her on her walks, shower her, get her dressed, and do her hair and makeup. She loves it and the family loves me. What I admire most about Patricia is that she's a very fun loving person and she's still energetic. Even when days are not good, she still gets up to do her daily health routines. So that's what I like about Patricia.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
I would just let them know to be open-hearted with their job, love what you do, love the person you're dealing with because they need you and best believe they will care and love you back.