Hi! My name is Yvonne. I live in Long Beach, California, and I've been a caregiver for five years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver for my elderly aunt. I love the elderly and taking care of people. I'm a compassionate, loving and giving person.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice would be to make sure that you are attentive to their needs. Make sure you give them a lot of time, loving care, and attention. Make sure you do your job well and chores are completed. Make sure you keep engaged with the client and you take them out and have fun.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget, a lady named Nadine. She had an accent. She always told me that I have an accent because I'm from Louisianna. But hers was thicker than mine, so sometimes we had a hard time understanding each other. But she was a warm, lovely lady, and I will never forget her. Unfortunately, she passed last year and I miss her dearly.