Hi, my name is Shatoya. I live in Moreno Valley, CA. And I have been a caregiver for three years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because about three years ago my grandma, she had knee surgery, and she couldn't do things for herself. I was taking care of her, bathing her, giving her meds, cooking for her, taking her to her doctor's appointments, making sure she had everything she needed. And ever since then I just fell in love with it caring for the elderly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be always remain patient with your clients. Always have an open mind. And just be loving.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Janice. She was really my favorite. She had her days where she was grumpy, but I'd still try to get her out of those little moods. She was very funny, very talkative. And she was just a sweet lady.