Hi my name is Doneisha. I live in Los Angeles,CA. I have been a caregiver for one year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandfather who fell off of a ladder and didn't walk appropriately or assist himself in daily assignments as in toiletries or showering himself. I also help prepare food and provide him with company.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to have patience and don't take things personal because most people are suffering from mental or other health problems that they really can't control.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client that I will never forget is the client who had the most trouble helping themselves and they made light of each even that we required, whether it was shower time, toiletry time or just helping themselves walk around. That, I really enjoyed, getting my couple of laughs in every day.