Hi, my name is Adeola. I live in Houston, TX and I have been a caregiver for six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because both of my grandparents had diabetes and before they passed away, it was up to my mom and I to take care of them. Also because I enjoy working with people, showing people that being disabled or anything doesn't make them any different.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to treat their clients or their patients exactly how they will want somebody to treat them. A lot of people feel like they can treat the people they care for any which way they please, but they're just as human and they need just as much care as you and me.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Donnie. Donnie had worked with Hope Village and he was a pleasure. He was very independent, very helpful, liked to take care of people. He loved to drink coffee, but he really liked caring for people. It was very easy to work with him and it was a pleasure.