Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into caregiving?
My name is Yin. I live in Daly City which is close to San Francisco. I've been a caregiver for almost about seven years. I become a caregiver because to see my relative. My grandma got sick. So I'm going to take-- she don't have that much time. She asked me if possible, try to take care her grandma. So I did it from there and then I feel real comfortable to take care the elderly person especially if they are sick. What I learned from being to the caregiver is try to listen to your client, and be patient, and do the best to assist them. Some the elderly person they might need the extra help especially from as a caregiver.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
In my experience I do take care of client who is elderly and then Miss Afaret because of dementia. And then he got broken hips. The good thing I like to work with him is that his own courage, himself, so it keep waking almost hour. And then after a couple hours later he can walk another hour. So finally he's released from the rehabilitation center. And he's a good case from my past experience that you can encourage yourself, keep working hard.
What piece of advice would you give to a new caregiver?
What we need is patient because listen to them. Alzheimers person they're real kind. They're real kind people because of age or whatever usual, they going to lost their memory. Try to be patient, listen to them, and then they going-- take good care of them and remind them. That is the best way to deal with the Alzheimers or dementia client.
What ae your strengths as a caregiver?
People tell me about myself, I'm a caregiver because I'm technically on time. Do the best I can and try to listen to my client. And to always remind them to do the excersice, to eat good, remind them to medication