Hi, my name is Tsega. I live in San Jose, CA. I have been a caregiver for six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver, to take care of my mom for a year. After that when my mom passed away, I start working with elderly people and then I had my CNA, and I worked in a nursing home for two years. After that, I worked for four years as a caregiver. I love to help elderly people, and I'm okay with working with elderly people. I love being a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
I would say, help them with a smile and be happy.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
Client I never forget is my last client. His name is Mr. T. I worked with him for almost a year. He moved to a nursing home. He had dementia, Alzheimer's. Very tough guy. He had 24-hour caregiver. I was one on the nightshifts with Mr. T.
I was handling him very well. His family was very appreciative with the way I took care of him.