Hi, my name is Malik. I live in Rocklin, CA and I've been a caregiver for a little bit over a year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandma got sick a while back with cancer and I ask her to take care of her until she passed and I just really liked helping her out, so I thought I should try to help other people out as well. That's what inspired me to become a caregiver.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice for a new caregiver would be to be patient, be attentive, listen to what your clients are saying, speak in a nice loud calm voice so they understand you because a lot of them are old and have disabilities and just be nice.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget would be Margaret. She was a little old lady from Scotland and she had the cutest little accent and anytime I came to see her she would have cookies ready for me, she would just tell me a whole bunch of stories about her time in Scotland and all her little adventures. It was really fun though to get to know her.