Some people ask me, "why are you a caregiver?" I smile and simply respond, "I care to care."
Caring for others has not only created an occupation for me, but also a way of life.
Waking up in the morning and knowing that I am on my way to make someone feel better, either by assisting with daily living activities, by listening, or by telling jokes that make a client smile, makes me feel a great sense of accomplishment and joy.
I have been a caregiver for over six years and have never had a dull day since I began. Each day provides me with an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone, and I cannot think of anything more rewarding.
I am an empathetic, forthright, punctual, honest, and patient individual who maintains professionalism at all times. I believe that these fundamental characteristics put me on level ground with the clients I have cared for throughout the years, and with their families and loved ones.
Since childhood I have wanted to make a difference in people's lives, and being a caregiver I can make an impact that goes above and beyond that goal. I am a female Certified Nurse Assistant with over ten years of experience in both Nursing Home and Home Care settings. I have obtained some of my experience in California and in Virginia. Throughout my career, I have worked with patients with dementia, diabetes, mild CVA, ambulation difficulties, incontinence problems, and hospice care. My primary duties include, but not limited to: activities of daily living, transferring, meal prep, light housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, and other specialized care.