Hi, my name is Lashae. I live in Stockton. I have been a caregiver for over ten years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I used to take care of my mom and my aunt. I still take care of my mom to this day. There's nothing like taking care of another human being. It takes a lot of patience - hard work - but I love what I do.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be patience. Talk to them more and remember, what would you do if you were in their position?
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is-- I worked at a facility, and every time I came into work, he just lit up every time he'd see me. He would be downstairs and he would know I'm there without even saying anything, and he would just be, "Oh my gosh! So happy to see you." It just lightened my day every time. I could have a bad day, and he would turn my bad day into sunshine.