Hi, my name is Shnequa, and I live in Houston, TX and I've been a caregiver for five years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my uncle was diagnosed with cancer, and he was bedridden, so he couldn't do anything for himself. I basically was taking care of him, and since then, I was like, "Yeah. This is what I want to do." I love helping people. I love people. I love taking care of people. I love talking to the elderly.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be, you have to come in this field and love what you do, because I see a lot of caregivers that come in this field only do it for money. But you have to really enjoy what you do, especially being around with the elderly.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Mr. Tom. At first, he came out kind of rough, but after a while, he warmed up to me, and he started telling me all about what he used to do versus how things is now.