Meet Malika
Hi! I'm Malika.
Los Angeles · 8 years experience

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Hi, my name is Malika. I live in Los Angeles, CA and I have eight years of experience. 

How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my dad's girlfriend was on drugs and she had a daughter that was the same age as me at the time, 18. And she had cerebral palsy and was not able to take care of herself. So, I stepped in because I felt like it wasn't her fault to be in that position, so I stepped in to take care of her. 

What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, not to do this job for the money, and to basically treat everyone that you care for as if they were your loved one. You wouldn't want to have someone mistreated if they were your loved one. If you were in that position, how would you feel? How would you want for one to take care of you, basically? That's how you treat your clients

Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Betty. She was definitely one of a kind. All she wanted to do was hang out. We would just run around, and she said I always gave her live shows. She was always smiling. When I go on a trip, she would tell me, "it should be so fast, I didn't want any other caregiver to come", so I would try to minimum going out as much as possible, but she loved when I came back to tell her story, she loved to hear all about it. She gave me a lot of pep talk. She treated me as if I was her daughter or family member. That is one client I will never forget.