Hello, my name is Tanisha. I live in Fresno, CA and I have been a caregiver for 1 year.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because my grandmother needed help. She was 89 years old, and just to see her not being able to do things on my own really broke my heart, and it has inspired me to help other people who need the help.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice being a caregiver would be to just learn to have patience and also to take care of that person as if they were your own family member. Love them, take care of them, and don't ever treat them any different because they do need help.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Alice because Alice treated me like her own granddaughter. I treated her like my family. It was just overall a really great experience. She taught me new things that I didn't know while I was taking care of her. So it was like as I was taking care of her, she was giving to me, and teaching me new things that I didn't even know about this world.