Hi, my name is Bakitha Sims. I've been a caregiver for five years and I live in the city of Compton.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my mother fell sick to breast cancer. I had a grandmother that had cancer, so caregiving was always in my plan. I love caring for people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to another caregiver. Always make sure the patient is first. Make sure that you give the best care that you can give. Caregiving is really important because it depends on you as a caretaker.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
Her name was Cathy. Cathy was a 52-year-old that was vibrant, very loving, very caring, always wanted to make sure I was fine. We played many games together. Her number one thing was doing calendars, and we could make those real well. She was just very, very fun and caring. She cared for me more than I tried to care for her. She was so giving