My name is Jovita Okeydike from Nigeria (West Africa) living in Bakersfield, C; USA. I am a wife and mother of five children, and I have been a CNA for more than five years. I have many experiences on how to care for patients both the young and the elderly. I acquired my experiences by working in the nursing home, county hospital, (KMC) home health care and private hospital.(Memorial Hospital) Academically, I have finished my prerequisite class for nursing program, hoping to be a registered nurse in the next two to three years by God's grace. I am a christian who believes in human kindness no matter the person, because every one created by God needs love, kindness, and care. I believe that man is not an Island, at some point in life we need others help, care, and love either from relatives or strangers. My family value of honesty and truthfulness cannot be compromised. Until one becomes sick or have love one that is sick or elderly, the person will not appreciate the work of care givers and health workers. Before I became a CNA, I took care of my father at his old age (90 years), the challenges of taking care of him were motivating factors to be a care giver and health worker. Hello!
A little bit about me: I moved from Paso Robles, CA in 2018 and pursued my career in Home Health Care locally. I have been working with the elderly for over three years. I find passion in what I do and strive for excellence in every aspect of my career! Throughout my experience, I have developed knowledge of Dementia/Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Diabetes, Depression, OCD, Bi-Polar disorder, and much more. I am a hard worker, caring, and compassionate. I stay calm in stressful situations and put my clients needs before my own.
Services I provide include but are not limited to: companion care, personal care, and meal planning/prep.
I am a certified Home Health Aide through the government and am IHSS Certified.
My ultimate goal is to provide the best care to comfort my clients and make them confident about living independently! As a volunteer for different organizations, director of Missions of Love(MOL) trained Chef on a mission to improve health, and professional caregiver with a track record of great performance coupled with a personal conviction of a never ending life of long learning: I am passionate about helping others to find their own passion, gifts and talents.I firmly believe that anyone without an exception, can accomplish extraordinary things when giving the necessary tools and by acting intentionally.Working under the supervision of Registered Nurses and intensive training from the school district's medical doctors I assisted in implementing the school program; and provided care for ill, medically fragile, and injured individuals. I performed specialized treatments including clean and sterile urinary cathererizations, blood sugar tests, gastrostomy-tube feedings, tracheostomy and ostomy care, etc. for individuals with, but not limited to: autism, down syndrome, asthma, diabetes, severe and mild allergies, heart condition, spina bifida, ADD and ADHD , mental disability and much more. I also planned, organized and supervised health fairs and workshops geared to inform and educate the student body, staff and the community