Hi, my name is Leilani. I live in Brea, CA and I have two years of caregiving experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I used to go to work with my mother and she worked at the nursing home. I would help her take care of the elderly or just sit there and talk with them and it was always something that I enjoyed so I decided to become a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to be patient and understanding. You just sit there and listen because that's all they really want.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
The client I will never forget is Michael. He was at my recent job and he had Down Syndrome. We would go on a walk every morning to the park and every day, he would pick me a flower, hand it to me with a big smile on his face and say, "This is for you, Lani, because you're my favorite." I'll always remember him.