Julia F.

$13.00 / hr

I worked in a Convalescent Home 'Atlantic Memorial Home' in Long Beach CA. I was Housekeeping/Laundry Lady. Every time i would see residents that needed assistants i would help in any way possible, even though it wasn't my job description, but i always made time to make them countable and let them know that i was there for them. It was heart breaking every time i would hear that a resident has pass, that would get me more motivated to assist the residents even more so they can be happy and countable and try my best to meet their needs...I treated them as my family members. I would even visit them on m y days off. I saw their sad faces when other residents had a family member or a friend visit. On my days off at times i would take my kids too, they would always greet us as if we were a family member, even though i worked there they wouldn't treat me as an employee..they loved my kids as their own. Then years later my mom gets sick Dr. tells her she has breast cancer, we had just moved from Bell CA, (Los Angeles County) to Lake Elsinore CA, (Riverside County). My sister called me to tell me the bad news we needed to start mom on chemo treatment ASAP, cancer was already too advanced. After living in Lake Elsinore CA, my children and I decided to move back to L.A so we could be close to my mom, I thank God for helping us find a place in L.A. After we got settled in our new place I would go and stay with my mom after the caregiver would leave, i spend all the time i could with her...at times i would give her a massage because she would ask me to, i would clean a little she lived alone so there was nothing to clean, just the dishes sweep and mop. I would get her groceries and snacks for her, we took small walks because she couldn't walk much, we had 3 great years with her, Dr. told us it was going to be months i'm glad he was wrong and we had her for much longer than he said. It still hurts it's been 2 years since she left us. ... more

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Care Giver

Stella

Aug 2016 - Jun 2017

Assistance with bathing and grooming, light housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, change pamper as needed, assistance with her meds. reported changes, assistance to her wheelchair to recliner to tub and bed.

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Caregiver

Julia (mom)

Mar 2012 - Dec 2014

Prepared meal, light housekeeping, shop for groceries, took short walks, companionship, moral support.

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UEI College

Massage Therapy

2009 - 2010