At first, Dakima Jackson wanted to be a dentist. But, to support herself while studying, she got a job at an adult foster care home, and quickly “fell in love with working with seniors.”
She changed career paths, and for her next job, moved to another type of facility: a nursing home.
“Working at the nursing home, I was … just eager to spread myself around,” she said. “I decided that I would work at assisted living as well, because I wanted to know the difference.”
During the week she clocked into the nursing home. Weekends she spent at the assisted living facility.