Hi, my name is Davone. I live in New Orleans, LA and I've been a caregiver for about four years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandfather, who was 87-years-old, started to need help around the house as he got older and sick. I started caring for him around the house, and that made me want to work with other elderly people and care for them too.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to always make sure that you are doing your job, always make sure that you get to your job on time. Make sure that you're doing everything that's needed and asked of your client, and just make sure that they're satisfied.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Mr. Jones. He was a very, very enthusiastic man. He wasn't really able to move on his own, but he made it his business to do anything that he was able to do for himself on his own, without asking for any help. And that's something that makes me remember him.