Hi, my name is Jhashanique. I live in Long Beach, CA and I've been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I like to care for others. I like being around people. I do respect my elders. I've been inspired by my grandmother being in caregiving herself and me caring for her. My mother is also a nurse and I've liked being around people. I like caring for others that need help that does not have that.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, be yourself. Be energetic. Smile. Take your time. Ask questions if you do not know or need help. Try your best. Make sure you have patience.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Lavonzell. She was the most sweetest person ever. She had the most heartwarming smile. She welcomed you with open arms. She kept you on your toes. She told jokes every day, had you laughing. She was lovable. She loved to smile. She was great. Nothing that I regret meeting that lady.