Paula H.

$18.00 / hr

My caregiving career journey started in my own home. I took care of my elderly father-in-law for over eight years. When he passed away and I decided to re-enter the workforce, caregiving was a natural choice. It is a career that fits my personality perfectly. I'm by nature a people pleaser. Doing my best to make another safe and happy suits me well. A good caregiver should have compassion, empathy and a strong sense of responsibility. I believe I have all those traits, along with a generous dose of common sense. I can think on my feet, able to keep a clear head in tense situations. Reliabilit y is also very important. I'm very punctual and I've never arrived late or missed a scheduled shift. I'm also a great team player. I get along well with other staff members and can be counted on to pitch in whenever I am needed. I'm very organized and a good problem solver. I even keep a toolbox in my trunk to handle minor household repairs. Armed with my smartphone and instructional YouTube videos I'm ready to tackle almost any project! I'm also a pretty good cook and have a good grasp of nutritional principles. You can rest assured that I would always perform my duties to the best of my abilities with good humor and a positive attitude. ... more

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Home Health Aide

Private Home

Feb 2016 - Jul 2017

I cared for a wheelchair bound elderly gentleman along with his able-bodied wife. In addition to the daily duties of bathing, shaving, teeth brushing and toileting, my tasks included administering medications and liquid nutrition via peg tube to my client and preparing healthy meals for his wife. I also cared for their pets, ran errands, did laundry and light housekeeping, scheduled appointments and did anything that was asked of me. I also drove them almost daily to outings and appointments. I can safely operate both Hoyer and Sit-to-Stand lifts and I know my way around a wheelchair ramp. ... more

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Home Health Aide

Private Home

Sep 2015 - Feb 2016

I cared for a lovely elderly lady that used a walker to get around. I stayed by her side whenever she was up on her feet. My duties included assisting her with bathing, dressing, toileting and dispensing medication. I prepared her breakfast and snack and cleaned the kitchen after her husband (a fantastic cook!) prepared dinner. I drove her to all her medical appointments and accompanied her on her weekly hair salon visits. A fter awhile I even got bold and started washing, curling and styling her hair myself when she didn't feel like going to the salon. While it didn't look quite the same as her professionally done hairstyle, my client was pleased with it and that's all that mattered. I didn't have much of a housekeeping responsibility, they had a cleaning service. I made the bed, cleaned up after meals, did all the laundry and occasionally vacuumed and straightened up if company was coming. ... more

Certifications / Licenses
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Home Care Aide (HCA)

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True Joy Healthcare Training Center

Home Health Aide Certification

2015 - 2015