Hi, my name is Shawntia. I live in Fresno, CA and I have 10 plus years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I had a passion to help others.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to definitely look at the consumer or the patient or the person you're providing care for as a person. And think about how you would want to be treated. And to treat that person in the same respect and dignity as you would want. That everyone is important. To definitely have patience and care and have a heart for what you do.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget, her name was Shirley. And there were days when she would come in and not be in a good mood, but because I would always be nice to her and smile at her, she would always come up to me and smile back at me. And give me a hug and say thank you. And that I made her day. And that's what it's all about is being able to be there for others that are needing care, needing love, needing attention, and just being there for them.