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Laura J.

Laura J.

$17.00 / hr

Bakersfield, CA

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About Laura

I decided to become a Caregiver when I was searching for assistance with my parents and found that my options were limited by cost and availability. I enjoy being a Caregiver because it swells my heart and puts a smile on my face to make a difference in a family's life. Peace of mind when its your loved one is priceless. Maintaining Dignity and Self Respect for the client is #1 for me. I went back to school when I was 42 years old, graduated 2 years later with honors, a 4.0 GPA, Deans List and a Associate of Science Degree in Clinical Administration and Medical Assisting, following that up 2 years later with getting my Registration as a Medical Assistant. So many times I wanted to quit, I was the oldest person on campus, besides the professors, and I was even older than a few of them, but I stuck it out and I am so proud that I did. I love what I do, I'm very lucky.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • 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
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care


  • English

Experience & Education

In-Home caregiver

Sep 2012 - Jan 2015
Private Client
vital signs, personal hygiene, incontinent care, medications management, nebulizer treatments 24 hr continue * oxygen, oxygen tanks, meals preparations, transportation both in town and out of town with care assist, housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, appointment scheduling, medication refills
Sep 2012 - Jan 2015

Care giver / Home Assistant

Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Home Instead Senior Care
Assisted Seniors in their homes with meals, house keeping, laundry, medications reminders, transportation, errands, per the agency's guidelines
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014

Medical Assistant, Registered

Nov 2008 - Jan 2012
Komin Medical Group
prepared patients for visit with doctors, charting, labs, injections, sutures removal, wound cleaning and bandaging, Electronic medical records, telemetry, phlebotomy, insurance verification, referrals,
Nov 2008 - Jan 2012

San Joaquin Valley College

Aug 2003 - Nov 2004
Aug 2003 - Nov 2004
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