Hi, my name's Uheina. I live in San Jose, CA and I have 10 years experience in caregiving.
How did you get into caregiving?
I become a caregiver because it's in my family. Most of my families are Registered Nurses, LVNs, CNAs, caregivers. So it's something that's been around me. I would have to say my mom has to do a big deal with it. I watched her do it as I was little, I helped her, and that's how I got into the field. So I always had a strong passion for helping others.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver is to be attentive, always listen to what the patient wants or the client wants and needs, always make sure to be very detail-oriented, that's a big thing. You always want to know-- first time on knowing the client is finding out do they see the details on the client so you can better your experience while you're in the home of the elderly.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget will be Doc. He was my very first client, him and his wife. I started off cleaning for him. They were very generous, very happy people, always joking around. And he always made it a blast for me to go right after high school as my first job. I loved being around him and his wife. They were very nice. One word that can be described for him will be very positive. He was always-- to explain the pain level from zero to ten, he'll always say he's off the scale because he was never in pain, but you can totally see from looking at him that he is in pain. I would have to say that he would be my most memorable, and I will never forget this client.