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Sarah R.

Sarah R.

$13.50 / hr

Benton, AR

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About Sarah

Hmm...about me? When I took the class to become certified, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life, much less, how it would impact the person I am today. I think being personable and empathetic are important qualities that have been enhanced throughout the last nine years. I never put much though into becoming a caregiver, it just kind of came about, but now I feel like its a way for me to step away from "self." Whatever may be going on in life gets left at the door or at the time clock, then I step into another "self." Its hard to describe the way this type of work makes me feel which, in turn, has a positive affect on my job performance and I like to think people can see this shine through in my personality. I can honestly say that I'm happy to have gained the friendships, knowledge and experience I wouldn't have otherwise had a chance to gain. My most recent personal achievement is being enrolled to start on online classes to take the next step in the healthcare feild.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In
  • Holiday Shifts

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Recovery
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • ASL
  • English

Experience & Education

Kaplan University

Jan 2017 - Jan 2019
Davenport, IA
Jan 2017 - Jan 2019

Certified Nurses Assistant

Jan 2014 - May 2017
Private Home Health Aid
Provided stand by and direct care during Activities of Daily Living (A.D.L's) including bathing/toileting assistance, dressing and general hygiene. I was responsible for medication management such as, distributing, refills, warnings of side effects or interactions. Utilizing my certifications in Range of Motion (R.O.M)/Restorative Care, we personalized an exercise plan specific to patients abilities and needs. Obtaining and recording vital signs. Basic house keeping and cooking.
Jan 2014 - May 2017

Resident Assistant

Oct 2011 - Jan 2014
Mt. Carmel Assisted Living Community
Providing set up and stand by assistance during Activities of Daily Living, dressing, toileting, showering and basic hygiene. Obtaining and recording vital signs and weights reporting any questionable differences to the appropriate staff. I worked the weekend option schedule without department heads, left us responsible for setting up and assisting with activites/crafts, movies, church, ect. Helping in dinning room during meals, passing drinks and clearing tables as the residents finished. Making sure residents had toiletries and supplies, making beds with clean linens as needed/or on scheduled days, daily trash pick up, assising with personal laundry.
Oct 2011 - Jan 2014

Certified Nurses Assistant

Oct 2009 - Oct 2012
Alcoa Pines Health and Rehab
Under the direction of L.P.N. and department heads in a long term facility setting, having permanent assignments to specific a hall, mine being the Alzheimer/Dementia hall, I was responsible for direct/total patient care. Duties included, transfers utilizing mechanical lifts and/or gait belt depending on patients abilities and plan of care based on assessment and needs. Toileting being continent and/or incontinent care with specific guidelines set by State and OLTC regulations. Residents were totally dependent on staff for dressing, appropriate dress, and showering/general hygiene. Obtaining and recording of vital signs, intake an output, meal/fluid percentages, and weights as directed. Making sure the hall was clean and stocked with supplies. It was at this time that I took additional classes to gain my certification in Restorative Care, focusing on Range of Motion (R.O.M.) therapy, maintaining the use of joints and musles that would otherwise deteriorate without use. Making sure skin was in tact without breakdown or dryness. I was assigned the position of Supply Manager, working closely with Dietary, Laundry/Housekeeping supervisors, and Director of Nursing, ordering and passing the medical supplies for the facility.
Oct 2009 - Oct 2012

Certified Nurses Assistant

Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
Arkansas Medical Staffing
As a medical staffing agency employee, I had the opportunity to work at multiple facilities giving me a wide range of experience. I provided care for toddlers/elementary age children with birth defects causing them to be completely dependent. This included transfering, dressing, showering/personal hygiene. More importantly the kind of one on one personal attention required by this job. At this time also working with teenagers that were completely dependent on caregivers to perform basic daily needs such as transfers and personal care, teenagers require a certain kind of attention all there own. While I spent quality time with this group of teenagers I was also responsible for providing direct/total care including personal hygiene, bathing and making sure they looked "cool!" This was a learning experience due to the fact that these patients were close to me in age, who would now need assistance for the rest of their lives due to choices. Filling in for the staffing needs at this Neurological Facility, the individuals had different brain or spinal injuries that occured after birth. Most of them being accidents involving vehicles. Other involved things like drugs or violence. The facilitirs I've encountered...the basic care is pretty standard...the clients are not.
Sep 2008 - Sep 2009

Woodland Hills Christian Academy

Jan 1997 - Jan 1999
Alexander, AR
Jan 1997 - Jan 1999
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