Hi I'm Aujanai. I live in Los Angeles,CA and I have five years experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother got sick. So my parents and I had to move from our house and move into her house and take care of her. Then I started caring for her friends in the neighborhood. My grandmother passed away in 2014, so I've been incomplete. So I've been working for a company since she's been gone. And I'm no longer working there, but I have a soft spot for elderly people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be mindful of the elderly person, take proper instructions, inform the authority if needs to be.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I won't forget is Allie. At first, when I came in, she was a tough one to work with. She didn't want me to care for her because she was used to caring for herself. I wanted her to get warm and comfortable and need to understand that I was there to take care of her and that I had the best just for her. Shortly after she started being comfortable we were able to joke and laugh with each other. I do my job the best way I can, follow proper instructions, the way she wanted things done and we got along pretty well.