Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
Hello, my name is Vincent and I live in Redwood city, CA. I started caregiving about 2 years ago by helping my friend’s mom at her home. After she entered a nursing home I continued my education at JobTrain in Menlo Park. I currently hold a CNA license as well as HHA.
What do you like about caregiving?
What I like about caregiving is that I am able to interact with different people. As a male, I typically handle male clients. From time to time I have ladies who like to shop and I go over to do all the shopping with them.
Who is the first client that comes to your mind?
My 100-year-old client. She was fully functional and would meet her granddaughter for lunch. Caring for her would make my day.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
One piece of advice for a caregiver is to finish school, go for your certification, learn it right and keep doing it right.