Hi, my name is Latoya. I've been a caregiver for four years, and I live in Miami, FL.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I love to take care of people. I'm a very kind person, compassion person. I love to see people every day, interact with them.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, you have to be very patient. Be very kind. Treat your patient with respect, love, just a warm welcome. Because they need our support.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is this client I worked with a couple weeks ago, or maybe a couple months ago. She needed some support because she couldn't speak English. I think she was a Spanish, maybe. She would cry every day. Every day she would cry. Because I work in a facility, every day she would cry. So, every day I went to work, I tried to comfort her in the best way I can to make her feel at home, to make her feel like she was not missing out on anything. I don't speak Spanish, but I made signs to her which she understood. So, every time she would see me, she was happy.