Hi, my name is Zosimo and I live in Glendale, CA. I have been a caregiver for four years now.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because when my mom was still alive, I used to take care of her. I was the one preparing her meals and I was the one reminding her to take her medications. And everything about activities of daily living. That's where I started and basically, I'm a very caring person and I love to take care of older people. That's why I love what I'm doing and I'm happy with my job as a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be punctual, be on time, and do your job wholeheartedly and passionately. That way you will enjoy it and at the same time, you'll do your job really well.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget is Larry because I've been with him for more than two years and he's a very kind person. Although he has Alzheimer's and sometimes he's kind of rude because he's not in his right state of mind. I do understand that that's normal with people suffering from Alzheimer's. So we get along very well and what I remember from him is when he is in his normal state of mind, he's very kind and a very loving person.