Hi. my name is Marquita. I live in Waxahachie, TX and I have been a caregiver for nine years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandmother and my mother. They became ill when I was younger so seeing that they needed help, it inspired me to care for others as well as I cared for them. So I got into this field in 2008 working with developmental disability clients and the rest is history.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, treat others how you would want them to treat your loved ones. Always listen, never ignore any concerns that they may have, and be compassionate.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Daniel. I worked with him for just a short time but he was just the most lively client I have ever had. He always had a story for me when I came in and he also liked to show me new things that he had done with his friends before I came into work. He was just a very lively young man and I always liked getting to work to hear his stories.