Hi, my name is Markasia. I live in Fontana, CA and I've been a caregiver for about two years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver due to personal reasons, as well as to help my grandmother, my god mom, and my grandpa. I feel the need to be in a position to help others because I know that's exactly what my heart works. I know that's exactly what's right in this world. It makes me happy to know that I am there for others because when I need someone, I know someone is going to be there for me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, to help a patient as much as they needed, and to not be too nervous. Just remember you can always feel what a loved one would need. Just treat them like your family. Just be at ease with them. And that's when they become comfortable, and you're comfortable, as well.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Farah. She's so loving, kindhearted and warm to me. She literally made me feel like I was one of her family members. She always made sure I was comfortable, even when I helped her take showers and cook dinner for her. She always put a smile on my face.