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Bonnie E.

$20.00 / hr

Martinez, CA

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About Bonnie

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Currently not accepting any new positions. Reliable, professional with excellent patient-care skills from sixteen years of experience as a CNA. Committed to clients' well-being, privacy, dignity and anticipate their needs. Skilled at attending to patients in medical healthcare or home settings. CPR: Adults, Children, and Infants, First Aide. PPD TB Test current. I have cared for people with Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Developmental or Physical Disabilities, Seniors, people recovering from surgeries; heart (bypass), hip, knee, shoulder, hysterectomy. My love is working with people and helping families who are affected by Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, or cancer because of my own parents. I worked in the hospital for a total of 7 years; 2 years on all floors and 5 years in the recovery room, and pre-op. Experience with changing and cleaning colostomy, ileostomy, stoma, and suprapubic catheter care. My hobbies are making jewelry as a side business; reading books, magazines, learning new computer programs. I became a caregiver at 2 years of age, helping my grandmother who lived with us for 25 years, she had multiple sclerosis. My dad had Mesothelioma cancer. I cared for him until he passed away with me at his side. My Dad did everything for my mom, I moved home to care for her. Mom was Type II Diabetic, Hypertension, Special Diet and Medications. Doctor appointments planned low sodium and carb meals, cleaned house, and yard work. Experience with changing and cleaning colostomy, ileostomy, stoma, and suprapubic catheter care. My hobbies are making jewelry as a side business; reading books, magazines, learning new computer programs. My rate of pay is $18.00/hr.-cash-$21.86/hr.- on books for day shift. Night shift with sleep rates negotiable. I have a current background check and DMV Report on care.com .

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
  • 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

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

CNA

Mar 2015 - Oct 2016
Karen Sherr
Care for husband with mild Alzheimer's and wife with cancer. Prepare, cook and serve meals, medication reminders, encourage fluid intake, laundry, and clean house. One on one time with husband to ease his anxiety while his wife has time alone. Gardening: water plants, prepare raised flower beds for plants, yard clean up. Organizing home art studio, assist with transporting paintings from house to studio. Accompany husband and son to ER. As husband's Alzheimer's progressed, my hours increased to 18-hour shifts 7 days a week. I worked evening/night shift until he passed. Care for my client with meal preparation, house cleaning, setting up everything for the next day caregiver, pick up my client from chemo appointments once a week as scheduled. I also care for her small dog with feeding and training as she is still a puppy. My client is on hospice now as her health is declining. Give pain meds as scheduled by hospice RN. She is on comfort care and making her comfortable is my priority. Client passed away on Oct. 31, 2016. She will be missed as she has become family.
Mar 2015 - Oct 2016

Penn Foster

Jan 2015 - Apr 2016
Jan 2015 - Apr 2016

CNA

Jan 2009 - Jan 2014
Pat Murphy
Started out changing dressing on large hematoma on right forearm daily. Taught by Wound Care RN to change bandages for large hematoma. Observed wound for infection monitor size, healing of wound. Manage medications and remind to take them. Took client to doctor every 2 weeks until wound was healed, took a year to heel up. Drive client to doctor appoints and help make decision about procedures to be done like endoscopy and colonscopy. Assisted with physical therapy exercises. Other duties included cleaning house, washing linens and making bed. Drive client in her car to grocery store and for other outings. Fixed lunch and cleaned up kitchen. Put groceries away, visit with client, play board games with her. Help client deal with new incontinence problems and completing daily report to family and doctors Any We became friends over the past 5 years of employment .
Jan 2009 - Jan 2014

Live In Direct Support Service

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
Thrive Support Servcices
Provide direct support for adult with developmental or physical disabilities: assist with learning and mastering the skills necessary to be successful throughout their lives. Companion care, housekeeping, transfer to and from bed in electric chair using Hoyer lift. Assist with meal preparation, teaching new cooking skills, planing weekly menu, shopping, paying bills online, teaching them to become more independent, banking and budge planning. Medication reminders, going on errands, assist with bathroom needs during day or night which included emptying colostomy and Foley bag, changing ilestomy and neprhrostomy flange, attaching clean bags. Skilled in wound care and universal precautions. Assisted with 2 1/2 year old since he was 11 months old in all aspects of child care, teaching new skills to toddler. Teaching parent new parenting skills in all aspects of child care and working with behavior issues and to assist the client learning and mastering the skills o be successful through their child's developmental milestones. Responsible for writing detailed reports about client's conditions, goals set and met for the day to day activities. Reporting changes to Lead Personal Assistant or Coordinator.
Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

CNA/HHA

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
Hillendale Home Care
Caring for different clients with mild Dementia, Parkinson, ​and diabetes. Assisted with bathing, mobility changes, household chores, physical therapy exercises and medication reminders. Assist client to walk to and from meals in Senior Living Residential Facility. Take client to lab, doctor appointments and shopping. Talk and interact with client. Make detailed reports about clients improvement, changes in skin conditions and any other concerns. Teach client with how to dress and undress herself after a stroke.
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Surgical Service CNA

Jan 2003 - Jan 2008
John Muir Medical Center
Assist 10-12 RN's per shift with patients from operating rooms in all aspects of care, Read what Maintenance Fluid was ordered and get correct fluid for RN. Assist Doctors in all aspects to my skills. Certified to perform EKG's and bladder scans. Assist RN's placing Foley catheter or straight cath. Change Foley bags. Responsible for patient being ready for discharge. Transport patient throughout hospital as needed. Assist OR staff in transporting patient to Pre-op for surgery. Head CNA: trained both CNA’s on PM shift, updated them to unit changes and for new procedures. Also responsible for all housekeeping, secretary work when secretary out or on vacation. Assist RN's with ITS problems with computer. On slow days worked in other units of the hospital such as the infusion unit as intake coordinator and med surge floors with dementia patients.
Jan 2003 - Jan 2008

CNA/HHA

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003
Maxim Health Care Services
Certified Nurse Assistant: Worked at various hospitals as needed. Worked at John Muir Medical Center, Mt. Diablo Medical Center, Kaiser-W.C Eden Hospital, Alta Bates Medical Center, and Doctors Medical Center-San Pablo. In hospital setting worked in various departments: Recovery Room, Med-Surge, Oncology, Rehabilitation, Definitive Care Unit-Telemetry, Postpartum, and the transfusion unit. Worked at Alta Bates for private care of post-surgery orthopedic patient, when she was released to go home, she arranged for me to do home care with her for 4 weeks through the agency. Worked at the Behavioral Health Psychiatric Services in Concord with patients of children ages 5 to 10 years, adolescent, and adult ages. Home Health Setting: Worked as a hospice CNA/HHA with multiple clients and locations. Became very close with each client. Changed colostomy bags, assisted with showers, feeding client in bed, would read to client, and assist with pain medications through IV, also empty Foley. Provide end of life comfort.
Jan 2001 - Jan 2003

CNA

Nov 2014 - May 2001
Interim Health Care
Help clients with bathing, toileting, dressing, medication reminders, laundry, housekeeping, organize home, clean out expired foods, physical therapy exercises. Cooking healthy meals, clean-up after cooking, assist with feeding, encourage clients to drink water for staying hydrated. Working with clients who have dementia, Alzheimer's, and various stages of memory loss. Working with couples. Help clients learn new incontinence occurrences.
Nov 2014 - May 2001

Contra Costa College

Jan 2000 - May 2000
Jan 2000 - May 2000

De Anza High School

Sep 1979 - May 1982
Sep 1979 - May 1982
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