Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Special Diet, Cooking, Making sure Meds are being taken correctly, such as insulin, checking blood sugar, blood pressure and etc. Cleaning, keeping their home tidy...
Going for walks, even walking their pets, if needed...
Basically anything to make life easier and joyful.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Check for references and how flexible they are.
Also dependability and whether they have their own vehicle...
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. To be a Good Caregiver is to really have Compassion, to be patient and really like what you are doing, whether it is for the elderly, special needs, physically challenged....
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Trustworthy, Insured w clean record, Multi-lingual(Fluent Portuguese & Spanish and knowledgeable Spanish with Excellent references and negotiable rates.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. To gracefully give back to our elders the care that they so much deserve.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Experience, Flexibility, and rates... I am well seasoned, experienced, willing to work w client w excellent rates... Multi-lingual.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. Mr.B and I, well Mr.B. is 87 retired Prof. Anthropology UCBerkeley, and he has had Congestive Heart Failure, Pacemaker over 5 years ago. Two years ago I began to work for Mr.&Mrs.B., Mr.B. was bed redding for the Hospital and Dr.'s believed he wasn't going to make it. Mrs.B. hired me to be with him, to make it as comfortable as possible during transition... Long Story Short, Mr.B. w/my help made a come back, he & I became such good friends, went for walks at the Aquatic Park, I took him to Lectures, Took Mr.&Mrs. to Antique Auction, had many long talks & laughs... Mr.B. passed last Sept., He will be missed...
I guess what I am saying is that you really have to have it in you, compassion, respect, patience...
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I take pride in what I do...
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. The Benedicts - Professor UCBerkeley Anthropology 87
Patient with Congestive Heart Failure. I cared for Mr. Benedict for nearly 2 years. And that was the most rewarding full filling years of my life. Unfortunately Mr. Benedict has passed on.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. I usually charge $100.00/day. Anything less than 6hrs $15.00/hr
I am very reasonable and flexible and willing to work with client if need be, try me, you'll never know if you don't ask.
Money is good but it isn't everything...