Hi, my name is Laquitia and I've been a caregiver for about five years now. I live in Stockton, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother became sick and she really couldn't care for herself. My boyfriend's mother became ill too, so I became a caregiver for her also.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for a new caregiver would be to be friendly, to be patient, to be kind, to always document everything that you've done for the day, make sure you're close by, to make sure that you take as much stress off of the patient as possible and to learn everything.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client that I will never forget is Olive and the reason why is because she would always wait until I got to her house to get dressed. She always liked the fact that I would dress her like she was in her younger days and would always take her shopping. She liked the fact that our sense of style and love for shopping was the same. Our sense of humor was the same too. I will never forget her.