Hi, My name is Terika...I have worked as a CNA in the past and recently as a Personal Care Assistant/Caregiver fulfilling the same type duties of activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming, meal prep, laundry,breaking, infection control, vital signs, keeping in safe environment, etc in the nursing home, assisted living, and home healthcare setting...I am a very compassionate, respectful, and trustworthy caregiver and person in general....I enjoy the daily interaction between me and the person receiving care because not only do I play a major part and make a difference in their life but they make a difference in mine....I am proud to say that what I do is not a skillset some just do for pay but I actually have a kind, caring heart to do what I do...I am actually someone who cares about a client/resident and believes in being the best caregiver companion that I can be, not just an employee doing work but truly doing what I enjoy...I am very patient and kind, and I do all things related to care in home including housekeeping, meal prep, as well as care of the client....I would be happy and overjoyed to be of assistance to a family in need of care for their loved one.... I BECAME A CAREGIVER BECAUSE I HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR PEOPLE IN NEED AND HAVE WITNESS ABUSE AND I VOUCHED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE LIFE. I LOVE A CHELLENGE I HAVE TRY WORKING IN OTHER FEILDS AND AT THE END OF THE DAY I WAS STRESS AND UNHAPPY NOW AS A CNA IM HAPPY JUST MAKING A CLIENT COMFORTABLE OR JUST LISTENING TO THEM PUTTING A SMILE ON THEIR FACE FOR ME ITS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY BUT THE JOY OF DOING GOOD BY ANOTHER HUMAN BEING A SIMPLE THANK YOU AFTER A GOOD DAY WORK BRIGHTENS UP MY DAY. ONE OF MY PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT IS MY CHILDREN I WAS TOLD BY THEM IM THEIR HERO I ALWAYS PUT OTHERS FIRST. I HAVE BEEN A CAREGIVER 14YRS AND MY HEART IS STILL CONTENT WITH MY CAREER I HAVE TRAINING IN PHYSICAL THERAPY,OT,.ST,MEDS, MEALS,APPT,ENAMAS,VITALS,ADL,COLOSTUMY,TRACHE,CATHERTERS,TRANSFERS LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING ECT. I AM DEPENDABLE AND RELIABLE.
I have worked in Neurology, Behavioral & Mental Health, and Home Health-care. I have 15+ years experience in Patient care. Also, I can cook, clean, run errands, etc. I love to bring a smile to people, who feel as if; they have nothing to smile about. I have a positive attitude. Also, a great sense of humor, compassionate, a kind heart, giving, and just love to help others the best I can. I have references available.