I became a caregiver to help the elderly . I like most being a caregiver is putting a smile on a face. My personal achievement is making someone day worth looking forward to the next day.Having a client who didn't talk much all of a sudden become a talker. I am 43 years old. I have been working in the caregiver field working with adults and children over 10 years. Ensuring the patient's highest level of well being at all times while under your care
Assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs) -- hygiene, dressing, eating, etc.
Light housekeeping such as changing linens, laundry, dusting, vacuuming and taking out garbage
Planning and/or preparing meals
Running errands and transporting patients to appointments, etc.
Monitoring vital signs
Assisting with medication reminders, dispensation and documenting their use when updating health charts.
Helping patients participate in moderate or light exercise as recommended by their physician
Promoting mental engagement through companionship, brain games or memory books
Keeping daily care notes to inform families, agencies and medical providers of any significant changes in behavior or condition. To provide care for and or assist those that are less fortunate to be able to care for themselves.
I ALWAYS put the needs of the patient first.
I like being a caregiver because it gives me great gratification knowing that I made a difference in someone's life.
I am the mother of three well rounded,articulate,successful children.
I am a self statrting,highly skilled,motivated,individual whom's mission possible in life is to successfully provide skilled care and change the lives of others one person at a time.
My qualifications are to include:
Helping individuals maximize quality of life and ADL's conducive to reaching full potential by providing direct patient care. Able to provide hands-on care to patients by administering medications, managing intravenous lines, observing and monitoring patients' conditions, maintaining records and communicating with family as well as members of the healthcare team. Feed, bathe and dress patients. Take patient vital signs. Serve meals, make beds and keep rooms clean. Set up medical equipment and assist with some medical procedures. Answer calls for help and observe changes in a patient's condition or behavior. Greetings, I am LaShawn Lanham and I am interested in the Caregiver position. I have been in the field of Health and Human Services in a variety of positions for a span of eighteen years. I enjoy assisting those in need. It does my heart well to know that I am making a difference in the lives of others. I take pride in my work. My attraction to this work came naturally. I grew up watching my mother care for the elders of our family, and as my mother aged, I stepped in. I display many virtues that align with caring for others: patience, understanding, guidance, motivation, and a sense of humor. The personal achievement that I am most proud of is maintaining a balanced life of being a wife, adopting a child, returning to college, and working.