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When I first meet my future client(s) and family we get to know each other quickly. I am a relaxed easy going person who likes to make the day fun and interesting but yet work productivly while serving your family member (s). Having to re-enter the workforce after raising three daughters and graduating from college led me on a search for a career that fed my soul while serving others. I became a caregiver because a friend at church suggested it and I found it was a perfect fit. What I like most about care giving is that it is multi- faceted work. It not just about the everyday tasks it's about relationships, relating, observing and thinking creatively as to how to meet a special need, hope or want. Its about bringing my whole self into another's life and finding out what they need and then working to make it happen. Recently I was able to take a mother (Alzheimer's) and son (physical disabilities) out to Walmart to do Christmas shopping. It was a great day. The son enjoyed the day and had a great sense of accomplishment and the mom had a chance to see her son realize a goal. They both thanked me in the car on the way home and were so happy. This gave me a great sense of accomplishment as neither if them wanted to venture out much for the first few months. Now, after a year with them we plan out the day and include at least one fun adventure each week. This expands their world, abilities and enhances their lives. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

I am an experienced Care Giver with 5 years of experience. I have recently moved from Australia where I gained all of my care giver and AIN (Assistant in Nursing, equivalent to CNA) education and experience. I have completed Certificates in Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Dementia care, Palliative Care, Medication Administration and Management, Skin and Foot Care, Alcohol and Drugs, first aid certificate and Criminal Background check. As well as having a clear TB test and drug test. I have also supervised the high care dementia wing at the Facility I worked at in Australia. Aged Care and Disability Care is my passion, heart and sole and I have CHOSEN to do this line of work because I believe I was born to do it. I tell people that my method of caring is to care with the absolute greatest love and kindness for the person I assist. I have recently spent 12 months caring for a 47 year old man wit ALS. I gained extensive knowledge of this terrible disease as well constant communication with the Dr's and staff at the Forbes Norris ALS Research Center. I have found there are not many ALS specific caregivers or people who know enough about the disease to properly care for the person. I am that person. Know that if your loved one has ALS I am truly one of the best to care for them. I am a fantastic cook and am more than happy to run errands or complete household chores. I also love dogs and cats. I look forward to assisting your needs and hope I may get to meet you if i am the right candidate for our family.

Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)