Hi, my name is Yolanda. I live in Oakland, CA and I've been a caregiver for 2 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I actually like helping people. I'm a medical assistant, and I cared for my grandmother when she was sick. So, in my spare time, I was actually in home care to help out.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to try your best, to never get emotionally attached.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget would be Ms. Mary, because she used to sent me all over, looking for a certain sunflower seeds. One time, she used to have her groceries delivered, and she ordered them to the Safeway delivery, and they forgot her seeds. She sent me back all the way to Alameda to that Safeway to go pick up her seeds. It was very important to her.