Hi, my name is Lacory, I live in Fairfield, CA and I have been a caregiver for 8 years.
What got you into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I used to live next door to an elderly lady that need help and I was the only one that was willing to help her.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
Always be patient and loving. Make sure you always ask them questions if they need help with anything because they are looking for people to be there for them and make them feel comfortable. You never want someone to feel uncomfortable. You have to show them that you care. You have to show them that you love doing this work. If not, then this job is not for you.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Francis. The reason is because she was loving and caring. She was so sassy, she had to make sure she had her hair done, her toenails polished, her clothes pressed and ironed. She loved her plants watered, she loved her grass cut every week. She was just so sweet and kind hearted. I am glad I had the chance to work with her because she built me into the person that I am today. She made me had more love for people - she showed me the way in and she showed me the way out.