Hi, my name is Lakeshia. I live in Fresno, CA. I have been a caregiver for eight years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of a family friend, she was an elderly lady, and her health was declining, and she needed help with transporting, feeding, with house cleaning, errands, etc., and I enjoy helping people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to expect to probably work or do more than you would do for yourself as far as taking care of someone that cannot do for themself or that may need extra help. You might face different challenges that they may have with their health or with physical abilities they may not have.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Aras. She loved to cook for me and even helped her cook, and she would enjoy teaching me how to cook. So she enjoyed that. I enjoyed doing things with her and she was always happy to see me, and I don't think I'll ever forget her.