Hi, my name is Sheraya. I live in Silver Spring, MD and I have 20 years of experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because when I was very young my mother got sick and needed some care. So, me and my sisters as young girls had to care for her when her nurses were not there, by helping bathe her, helping feed her, and helping to prepare her medicines and things of that nature.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be that this has to be something that you're passionate about and has to be something that's in your heart. My advice also to a new caregiver would be that you have to be patient and also trustworthy and very reliable.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client that I will never forget is Mr. John. He had a rough exterior. He came off sometimes very blunt, but inside he had a sweet heart and we enjoyed four years together and we've had so many memories from ball games to movies to restaurants. We just went about everywhere. We've spent a lot of good time together.