Who Inspired you to become a caregiver?
The person that inspired me to become a caregiver is my father. I took care of my father for over 10 years and for me it was a very unique experience because I became even more connected to my father and I learned that people at their later stages in life become more vulnerable. I love taking care of senior people.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My most memorable client is Pablo. He is someone that I took care of for over 10 years and I loved the time I spent with him. I cared for him, gave him his medications and his meals. For me, this experience was a great life lesson and reinforced that I truly enjoy working with the elderly and love that I can be of need to them.
What makes you a great caregiver?
I think what makes makes me a great caregiver is that I am always vigilant of my clients. I am always in tune with their needs and most importantly, I am really good at ensuring their safety.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
Advice that I would provide to a new caregiver would be reinstill confidence in their clients and above all make them feel safe and ensure they will not fall or get into things they are not supposed to.
What is your proudest moment as a caregiver?
One of my proudest moments as a caregiver was with one of my clients that did not want to eat anything, but I sat with him and his son and calmly talked to him until he trusted me enough to let me feed him. In the end I was able to feed him all of his meals everyday and that is a moment that brings me great pride.