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Marina A.

Marina A.

$20.00 / hr

Palm Springs, CA

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About Marina

My personality traits or expertise that helped me to be a great caregiver are: Empathy and compassion. By showing both empathy and compassion I as caregivers let person I am caring for know that I care about them and want to do what I can to help them. Patience are mandatory attribute in caregiving field. People are habitual and like things the way they did before. It may not mean it is the right way nor appropriate and it is my job to find a way to let them know that they can't do that without getting upset or irritated. Reliable. A great caregiver is someone that can be counted on to be there. Trustworthy. Most people who need home care services are in a vulnerable position. They are inviting someone into their home to be near their valuables. A good caregiver is someone who is trustworthy in this regard, as well as in being trusted to keep the client's information confidential. Flexible. As with most things in life, home care needs may change and unexpected events can happen. A good caregiver will be prepared to go with the flow, being flexible, so that they continue to provide good home care, even if a rigid schedule isn't being followed. I started becoming a care giver because my grandmother was bed bound and was in need for someone who would care for her. Everyone who she had were not meeting her needs and some times she was crying. I was living far away from her and couldn't care for her. I thought if I would care for other people, G-d would send her good one and she would have all her needs met. With hope and desire to help I entered the field of care giver and cared for clients as if they were my grand parent who was in need to be cared at all times. I enjoy to see smile on people's faces. My personal achievements that I am proud of are: Highly inquisitive, motivated and resourceful. Energetic, patient, and diplomatic. You can contact me at (760) 409-9149

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • 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

  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Teacher Assistant

Jul 2010 - Jul 2015
Shalom Day Care
Caring educator who believes that all children can learn and thrive in environment that is stimulating, comforting and appropriate to individual children's abilities. Commended for excellence in innovation, creativity, organization and proactive talents. My duties included and not limited to create safe, comfortable and fun atmosphere. Assist teachers in supervising children in the classroom activities, meals and sleep. Maintained children attention during group time by presenting materials in a fun and exciting way. Design, develop and implement indoor and outdoor activities an educational lessons. Collaborated with co-workers, supervisors, and parents to maintain a "partnership" environment.
Jul 2010 - Jul 2015

Personal Guardianship Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Sep 2008 - Apr 2011
Law Offices of Joe Z. Zhou, PC
Transferred money accounts over to guardian's ownership, prepared 1099's for taxes, managed money budget (opened and closed bank accounts, CDs, wrote checks, transferred money from savings to checking accounts), visited IP and prepared Initial Report, Annual Accounts and Final Account. Communicated in writing and verbally with social workers, court examiners, court evaluators, attorneys, bankers, financial brokers, real estate brokers and all levels of firm's staff in professional manner. Created spreadsheets, maintained timeline and drafted correspondences. Multi-tasked and prioritized assignments to meet deadline. Processed high volume of work in a fast-past environment.
Sep 2008 - Apr 2011

Residential Habilitation Counselor

Feb 2009 - Feb 2010
AHRC Home Care Services, Inc
Provided services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in carrying professionally developed activities, experiences or therapies in order to fulfill the individual's optimal ability and enhance the quality of life of individual by encouraging choice making and independence. Served as an advocate for the wants, needs, and rights of the individual with mental retardation and accepted responsibilities for the safety and wellbing of the individual in their care.
Feb 2009 - Feb 2010

Home Health Aid

Oct 2004 - Sep 2009
Association for Services for the Aged
Recorded patient condition, provided support and personal services, and taught families how to handle certain situations more effectively. Monitored patient condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise. Supported patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services, shopping for food and other household requirements, prepared and served meals and snacks, and run errands. Assisted patients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming. Helped patients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene. Helped family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient. Advised on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping. Recorded patient information by making entries in the patient journal and notifying nursing supervisor of changes or unusual conditions. Maintained a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following asepsis standards and procedures, maintained security precautions, and followed prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards. Protected the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements. Enhanced service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, and explored opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Oct 2004 - Sep 2009

St. John"s University

Jan 2004 - Jan 2007
Jamaica, NY
Jan 2004 - Jan 2007
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