Hello, my name is Jawana. I'm from Houston, TX. I've been a care provider for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I had to provide for my father, who unfortunately is not with me anymore, he died six years ago. I took care of my father for three and a half years before he passed.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be do your job with love, care, always support whoever you take care of. Always treat them the way that you'd want to be treated. And communications.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is my father. And the reason why I'll never forget my father is because he watched me grow and took care of me. And I had to take care of him until his last couple years. And I just remember the good times that we had, the smiles, what he endured, and how happy he was to even have a daughter who was able to provide for him. He meant a lot, my father.