Hi, my name is Vanessa. I live in Stockton, CA and I have been a caregiver for one year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I took care of my grandpa for one entire year and after that I started working in other facilities, and this is just something that I enjoy doing.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a caregiver would be, be as kind as you can even if patient upset. Keep your personal life private and treat them how you would want your family to be treated if it's not one of your family members.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is a 75-year-old man I had. He is the only client or patient I ever had who remembered my last name.