Hi, my name is Malaika and I live in San Antonio, TX and I have seven years of caregiving experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because it's a very, very fulfilling job to know that you help someone in need. And I started working as a caregiver back in 2010. I love the job. I actually look forward every day to go to work because it's rewarding.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, you have to have a lot of patience. You have to be compassionate. You have to be trustworthy and reliable because you're caring for someone that needed help. So patient, compassion, and being reliable.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is this client that I had for over a year, and she had dementia. She can be sassy at times, but she was very, very bubbly. I'll never forget her because me and her had that special connection. I treated her like a family and she treated me like a family. And we shared a lot of stories. I cared for her. And she's just very, very special.