Hi, my name is Tonisha. I've been a caregiver for 5 years and I live in Hawthorne, CA.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandfather. He was diagnosed with diabetes and other illnesses due to his health complications.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be kind, be patient, be alert, be aware, and most of all, be compassionate.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
My most notable client, when I first met her, she was very aggressive, very stand-offish and didn't trust anyone. But over the course of time, with me being aware and alert and giving her space, I was able to let her trust me with her patient care, help her transfer in her wheelchair, and most of all being kind and compassionate to her.