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I became a caregiver because of 2 main reasons. 1st is I believe that being a caregiver brings spiritual treasures that will not spoil or be taken away. As a hospice aid for 7 years I realized that we or our spirit belongs to a place where we will no longer suffer. 2nd I always pray for my time when my body also become old and fragile. When that time comes I will also like to be treated the same way I treated my client, with respect, compassion and care. The thing I like about caregiver is the joy that I get after the client passes away and hear from family and friends that I have done a good job. The personal achievement that I can say was from my last case with a couple in Los Altos where the husband died. I was live-in for five days and at the final days of the client I remained with him all night and called the children early in the morning to come and say their final respect to their Father. And surely it was his last day and the children was so appreciative of it. Just a quote from his recommendation letter "It is my absolute pleasure to write this recommendation letter. Raul is a consummate professional and a kind, loving, attentive and compassionate caregiver. He is worthy of my unconditional praise, resulting from the outstanding service Raul provided our family during the time of need" "The bond of friendship Raul engendered became so rich that Dad missed him terribly on Raul's days off with his own family. He would light up upon Raul's return Dad confided freely"

Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Home Health Aide (HHA)

Learning about the amazing wonders of the human brain and body has been my life's endevor. If I don't know something I will research it and learn about it. I am most proud of the fact that I am hugely compassionate and caring. I tend to be quite tenderhearted and shed tears easily. I have 36 years plus of hospital and caregiver experience. Most of that time I was a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner. I have work with geriatrics to neonates, from Post open heart intensive care unit to the Emergency Room and everything in between. I have extensive training respiratory diseases . I try to provide the kind of care I would expect for my children or mother or father. Loving compassionate care is something everyone deserves . I am a fierce advocate for people getting the care they deserve. I enjoy knowing that in some way I have made someone's life a little easier that day. I am very proud if the fact that when I worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital I made it possible for a gentleman who was on life support with ALS to go outside for the first time in 4 years. I also facilitated him in being able to speak to his wife with a computer . I am a little bit of a germaphobe so I like to keep everything around my clients -clean and tidy . I love animals. I love flowers. Everything about them, looking at them growing them, smelling them and putting them in beautiful vases everywhere in a house. A single flower can bring a smile to everyone.