Welcome to my Carelinx profile. My name is Paula , After 2 years of living in Las Vegas NV. I decided to return California . I am a seasoned caregiver working in healthcare for 27 + years , caring for people is a passion of mine, I also worked in Mental Health and Hospice . For the past 13 years I've worked as a caregiver, homecare and home hospice care, I am also registered with IHSS. My past and present duties/ experiences as a caregiver are such as these but not limited , Dementia/Alzheimer, Tube Feeding, Vitals , Compainoin Care, Catherter Care, Colostomy Care, Meal Prep/ Special Diet, Diabetes ,ALS , Vitals , Bed Ridden Patients , Cancer Patients, Terminally Diagnosis, Doctor Appointments, Wound Care, Medication Reminders, Medication Management , Showering/BedBath, Stroke Patients, charting etc.. Hourly rate: $15-$25 /hour .
My goal as a Caregiver is to provide a tailored needed service to each individual client .I have taken TWO-STEP Tuberculin skin test with negative results . PCA , CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFIED. Certificates: CONNECTING THROUGH CARES , HOSPICE 101 . References letters ,Certificates & Resume upon request. I am naturally caring and compassionate person; So doing just so will give me sense of accomplishment that I am doing something good. A personal achievement for me was when one of the toughest person I am taking care of stated that I just made him feel important and apologizes for being mean and asked me to take care of him from that day on. And when I simply cover them with blanket while sleeping and says to you " Your such a sweet person and Thank you for taking care of me every night ". And that feeling of rewardness when simply you put a smile and genuine laugh when they see you. That is an accomplishments for me, at the end of the day, I go to sleep smilling, thinking I just made someone's day.
I am hardworking, caring, compassionate, patient, understanding, dependable, reliable and flexible. I have been working in a Assisted Living and Memory Care Community for 5+ yrs as a Personal Care Assistant and Medication Technician. I assist individuals on their daily living routine i.e. Dressing, grooming, bathing, escorting, preparing their meals, assisting on their medication management. Assistance on incontinence care example changing their depends, emptying urinal and catheter. Light housekeeping and companionship.
My services could simply be as follows: picking lunch/dinner, assistance on taking medications including insulin or checking sugar levels, making meals, running errands, giving rides to medical appointments, hair appointment And/or shopping & walking/exercise.
My rate is negotiable depending on services needed. Please do not hesitate to message me for any questions. Hello and thank you for wanting to learn more about me. I have been caring for those in need intermittently for over 20 years and find a joy in helping individuals while maintaining their dignity. I have cared for a diverse range of individuals with many different needs ranging from assisting with fall risks to hospice. I started care giving when I was 18. I worked with children and young adults who had severe brain damage or physical disabilities. I then started caring for disabled adults through IHSS and eventually left the industry for many different reasons. I always found my way back, though, to work with those who have special needs, either in the administrative aspect or mentoring. Now, after caring for a dear friend, I have found myself wanting to stay in the care giving business once again.
Some things I have experience with include ambulation, transfers, feeding and hygiene care, and expect other duties of a general sense to include light housekeeping and cooking. I have worked with individuals who suffer from Dementia, Alzheimer's, strokes, and MS. I tend to learn habits and preferences through observation and communication and try to anticipate my clients needs. For instance, I had a client who did not like her fingernails dirty and preferred to have her hair curled with a little bit of bangs. When she declined to the point of not being able to communicate anymore, I still made sure her fingernails were clean and her hair was curled just how she liked. I also add cognitive stimulation for clients who have Dementia and Alzheimer's and try to keep them engaged in familiar activities.
Essentially, my goal is to be able to give the best care possible for the circumstance. I believe patience, kindness, and empathy are key to being a great caregiver. I am also a believer in allowing a client to do as much for themselves as possible for as long as they can.