Hi, my name is Lacoya. I live in the city of Long Beach, CA and I've been doing home care for nine years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like to help other people. I like their smile and the response that I get from people just by my conversation and just by how I help them and just how I am with them. I just like helping them.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be go into all situations with an open mind, no matter what it is. Whether you've done it before or not, you might learn something very enlightful.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client that I will never forget is a client that I had that had Alzheimer's. She had Alzheimer's and all she wanted to do is talk and she would get in her old mode, she would talk about her past and things that she did when she was younger and I knew she was back in the old days. I don't know anything about those days so the stories she had were amazing. That was one of my most memorable clients. I loved her, she was amazing.