Hi. My name's Lelisha Williams. I am relocating to Novato, California September 15th, and I have been a caregiver for one and a half years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because when my grandmother became ill, was taking care of her. And upon helping her, I realized it's something I really like to do, helping our elderly community.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, empathetic. A lot of times that's all they want, is someone to be there to listen. They don't have family, a lot of them don't. They consider you to be their family, so treat them as such.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never would be Miss Darlene. No matter what she's going through, and she's went through, she always kept a smile on her face. She was caring. She was always willing to give, even when she didn't have. And she always made you laugh.