Hi my name is Victoria. I live in Hayward, CA. I have about seven or eight years experience in care giving and working with individuals with disabilities.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a care giver because ever since I was younger, I've always had a passion for helping others. And I love working with elderly. I love working with young adults, people with disabilities. I just have a passion for it. I love the fact that I'm able to help, help people that are not able. I love being a companion. I'm a very friendly person. And I just enjoy it. I love being with elderly. I've learned a lot from them.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient, to be understanding, try to work with the individual as best as you can, try to learn the things that they like, dislike, just try to be a companion. And just do the best that you can. And you'll learn as you go. That would be my advice.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is the lady I was working with. She was such a sweetheart. We got along very well. We went on walks together. I was able to learn a lot from her. She learned a lot from me. We laughed and joked. And she told me all of her stories, her life stories. And that's one of the things that I love is hearing all of the stories from the past, when they were younger, their marriage, or if they're not married, just their wisdom. Yeah. I learn a lot. And it's more than just one client. I'm sorry I could say it's more than just one client that I enjoy. I mainly enjoyed all of my client, but yeah, it's one that just-- and she passed away, but she's still in my heart. And I still think about the things that she taught and the things we talk about and laugh about, and sometimes even got sad about. But we worked it out. We got along very well