Hello! My name is Vusal. I go by Vuls. I live in Long Beach and I have provided caregiving services for about six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
Initially, I started working with children, behaviorally- challenged children and disabled children, because I love children. The reason I love children is that I have a younger brother who is eight years younger than me. When I was a little, about 8, 9, 10, I was taking care of him. I was helping my parents, and I really enjoyed that. In general, I have an outgoing personality which is why I endeavored into the field of senior care and adolescent care.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice is to be patient, to learn and absorb as much information as possible so that when you are on your own caregiving, you are comfortable with the patient and with the company's policy.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client that I'll never forget is Lane. I live in Alabama and I worked with developmentally disabled children. Lane was one of the persons I worked with. He was autistic, but he was extremely intelligent with certain things and he had extremely good memory. It was just interesting to engage with him because he could recall things. He could spell very challenging words. It was just a fascinating experience. The other thing or the other reason why it was a memorable experience was that he liked to engage a person who worked with him. So you really had to speak with him all day long which can be difficult sometimes, mentally, but it also made the day go by fast and in a very interesting way.