Hi. My name is Zainab, I live in San Jose. I have been a caregiver for 12 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my father was ill and I was the primary caregiver for him. After he passed away, I just loved helping other people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to new caregivers will be patience and smile, and then be safe. Safety is the number one key.
Who is one of your most memorable clients
The client that I will never forget was Jack. Whenever I come in, I walk through the door. He would give me a big smile and then he will ask me about my day. And we share some moments together before we start any work or help him with anything in the morning. So he always makes me feel better and I make him feel happy too by sitting down and listening to everything he wanted to say. I would listen carefully to him, so I will never forget him.