Hi, my name is Latoya. I live in Long Beach, CA. I've been a caregiver about six years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver on a special event. I worked with disability children over three-and-a half years. I also worked in a convalescent home for about four-and-a-half years. I love working with elderly and I love working with children with disability.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to give to a beginner caregiver is to always be loving, respectful, caring and looking out for them before they have to tell you to look out for their needs.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I'll never forget, Rebecca. She always made me laugh, even when I was having a bad day. She was very outgoing when it came to her mentality. She did not allow her disability get in the way of her personality. I miss her dearly. She treated me like her daughter.