Hi, my name is Olubukola. I live in Fort Worth, TX and I have 15 years of experience as a caregiver.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I have a passion to take care of the elderly. This is what really prompt me to stay in this field for 15 years. And because of this passion that I do have, this has led me to go into college to study more about caregiving and to just stay in the medical field.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, that this job is very benefiting. This job is very profitable. To be with somebody who is not able to do things by himself or by herself. Just be there for them, caring and supporting, doing activities of daily living, they love it. They are very thankful because of not being able to do things on their own, somebody is there for them to just give them a hope of living.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget his name is Dick. I would call him Mr. Dick but his family would want me to call him Dad. So, when I called him Dad, each time I called him, he would be very happy. So, I called him Dad. He was happy about it. But he loved me because of the passion, the love, and the care that I showed towards him every time, up until now, he still loves me. He still loves me so much. Everytime he sees me, he just loves it.