I have been an private caregiver thru an private agency for over 11 yrs. I love to work w/ elders & aim for their quality of life . I have always been involved w/ elderly care starting w/ my father's declining health as a teenager . Regardless , there were many pluses & capabilities my father was independent of and I reveled in his daily individual accomplishments ....sharing his needs & independence also made me aware of how important life still is to have complete quality care of life. I continue that same belief till this day @ my age w/ all my past & present clients. My goal is to break down stereotype barriers that elders are incapable of independence & quality of life. My goal is simply seeing they accomplish the simplistic dailies ...,interact w/ individual exercises , mental and physical motor skills . My rewards is listening to their past lives . Conversations also stimulate their memories & keep it intact . I am also very experienced w/ speech care , able to detect early barium necessities & continue speech exercises . Professionally I am also experienced w/ tube feeding. I am also familiar w/ colostomy , incontinence care , R.O.M. , fluid & solid intake & out , Dr. Appts., domestic errands , outings & several other personal needs. I have worked w/ progressive to aggressive Alzheimer's and also mental incompetence such as szhorzephernia , dementia and bi-polar . I also prepped great teams and have been a lead caregiver over the years besides a teamworker . A great team matters for the quality of care for a client. My pride stems from great teamwork in order to continue our client's content and outstanding long term care . I know I am a very excellent Caregiver because I have a kind heart, humble, honest, friendly, patient, and I have a wonderful time working and helping with elderly people. I am a very hard worker and dedicated to my job. I love what I do dearly and I care so much in regards to elders. I have been doing this all my life with many of my elders including my grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, grand aunts, and grand uncles. I have so much experience and enjoy giving back to elders. I love what I do because it brings me happiness and so much joy! I was a caregiver for a 91 year old Japanese lady with dementia, for 27 months from March 2014 through June 2016. I lived with her in her house (just the two of us). When I became her live in caregiver in July 2014, she was 86 lbs, bedridden and a declared hospice. After just a few months of taking care of her, she gained weight (106 lbs) walked, not bedridden anymore and a "hospice graduate." Her family doctor was so amazed and said that if not for her dementia, she would have been in excellent health condition. She and her four children (they do not live with her) love me like their own family. I love her as my own mother, too. My lady has diabetes, too and I was able to control her sugar by proper diet. My eldest is a nutritionist by profession and I have learned a lot from her. I gave my lady daily a nutritious smoothie drink made of veggies, banana and papaya. She loved it and had developed the habit of drinking the healthy smoothie.
I am not a caregiver by profession but my culture as a Filipino is all about respect and care for the elderly, thus, the caring part came out naturally. I was a retired professional who chose to serve and it paid off by the way the family treats me.
I went to school to learn and acquire caregiving skills. I also passed the CNA state certification in Hawaii but unfortunately let it expire.
When i first allow to work here in the united states, and this is the first job i was trying, i was train well by the agency they hire me, and since that day, ive been working as a caregiver, ive learn alot open myself to my client, being patient and be an organize person, i really love and enjoy being a caregiver when my client with a big bright smile on her face after i did a good job for her especially when i give her a bath dress her up put on her make up fix her hair, always a big joy shows from her or him, ive learn to be patient, love unconditional, respect, polite, but most of all open your mind and yourself to who ever you are taking care .... I treat my patients as I would my own family. I'm reliable. I have compassion. I became CNA after taking care of retired Army major for two years, on 24-hour duty, seven days a week.
When I see improvement, they can walk, feed self, perform ADLs. For hospice patients, I try to release their pain, make them relaxed, comfortable. I pray for them. My patients include both men and women, I treat all with respect.
A happy marriage for 43 years, raised three children