My name is Mayolia. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I currently have zero years of experience as a caregiver.
I currently graduated from college as a CNA. The most challenging and satisfying thing I've done during my training as a CNA was to successfully take under my care five patients with no supervision.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I've always enjoyed helping those in need. I've always enjoyed to be there for the people that don't have anybody else. And I find it very thrilling of the experience I can gain for my future.
What advice would you give to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be that you should treat every patient under your care as your own parent or someone that you truly care about, or even as yourself in the future because you would not like to be mistreated. I feel that every patient should be treated with care. Basically, love and a lot of attention. And if you don't give attention or you don't feel like you can put your phone down while giving care this job wouldn't be for you. But if you're willing to put that phone down and take good care of someone who actually needs you then go for it and care and love them as much as you can.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
One client I will never forget is Ruby. She was an amazing woman. She was always filled with joy. She wasn't able to ambulate herself to the restroom. I always have to help her and she will always be so happy. And she will always respect me. She will always tell me stories. And even when I had a bad day she will make a joke out of it and make me smile. And she will never complain about my care. She will always say how different I was from the rest of the nurses. She will always tell me that she never wanted me to leave. And the times that they changed my shift with another patient she will always beg for me and I will always have a nurse come back telling me that she will be complaining that she wanted me back. And they would give me the opportunity to be with her and I loved it. I had never had such an easy patient. And I would love to do her hair and her makeup as she pleased. I will never forget that patient. She was by far one of the best patients I've ever had