Jane N.

$17.00 / hr

I took care of my sick mother until she passed away. Later, a friend introduced me to the field of caregiving. Though I had formerly been a school teacher, caregiving fit like a glove. A client once asked me why I chose this profession, and I told her that I wanted to make a difference in people's lives. I offer personal care, housekeeping services, and companionship. When my client was dying, I held her hand the entire time, not knowing that the daughter had entered the room and observed my action. After her death I received a note from the daughter describing how she had been touched by my action. A s a former teacher, I am punctual, compassionate, empathetic, and sentimental; I laugh and cry with my clients. My current job involves caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their homes. I have recently been providing a client with personal hygiene in the morning through CareLinx. ... more

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Residential Counselor

National Children's Center

Sep 2008 - Dec 2015

1. CMT administer medications 2. Activities of daily living: toileting, bathing, dressing 3. Drive to Doctors appointments 4. Meal preparations, serve and assist in feedings 5. Offer companionship in the home and to social activities 6. Report to the family about any health issues and changes of the client 7. Light housekeeping 8. Engaging in conversation and hobbies: walking and rides to places of choice

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Lifematters

Aug 2006 - Feb 2012

1. Respecting my clients and their property 2. Assist in daily activities of grooming and dressing 3. Medication and appointment reminders 4. Light housekeeping 5. Meal preparations 6. Driving and accompanying to Doctors appointments and social gatherings 7. Assist in bill payments when requested 8. Engaging in meaningful conversation and discussions 9. Ensuring safety of the client in the home and outside the home

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

certification

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Education

Hotel & Restaurant Management -Diploma

2012 - 2012 Norcross GA

Gourmet Cooking and Catering

2011 - 2012 Norcross GA

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Americare School of Nursing

Certificate

2001 - 2001

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University of Nairobi, Kenya

B.ED

1979 - 1983

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Kenya High School

Advanced High School Diploma

1977 - 1978

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St. Francis Girls' High School, Thika, Kenya

High School Diploma

1973 - 1976

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CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Aug 2016: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx

Aug 2016: Clients' Rights, HIPAA & Elder Abuse Prevention

Sep 2016: Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 1

Aug 2016: Communicating with Older Adults

Sep 2016: Assisting with Personal Care Through ADLs

Sep 2016: Assisting with Independent Living Through IADLs

Sep 2016: Emergency Preparedness for Caregivers