Hi, my name is Lanae. I live in Palmdale, CA and I've been a caregiver for four years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my daughter has sickle cell anemia disease, and my step dad has prostate cancer. Four years ago, I got my certificate to be a care provider. I love doing what I do, it came pretty easy for me to jump right in the field. I'm good with people. I'm kind and quiet on certain occasions, but most of all, I'm a down to earth person and I love people.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be always pay attention, always be kind, and complete your work no matter how late you have to stay to make sure it's done, get it done.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Leroy. He loved making jokes, and playing cards, and cooking in the kitchen while playing his music. A lot of times I would have to go in and rescue him from using too much salt, but other than that, we'd have a smooth day.