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I retired from state employment as a secretary eight years ago, and decided that i wanted to start a new career that would give me an opportunity to be of service to others. Caregiving has been the perfect second career for me. I started my first care giving job with the Sacramento Senior Companion Program. As a volunteer for that program, I provided care and companionship for elderly women for one year. I worked with various clients through the Seniors Helping Seniors Program after that, but for the past six years, I've worked part time primarily for clients through the County of Sacramento's In-Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS). My duties include basic housekeeping, and providing transportation to doctor's appointments, grocery stores, and other locations as needed. I also offer advocacy services for clients with financial, medical, or home service issues; research prescription information; provide home safety advice; and offer companionship. I'm always eager to learn new things associated with care giving, and welcome any questions you may have about my experience and qualifications. At this time, I hope to find part time work during weekdays. I am also open to working occasional weekends. My car is almost new, and my DMV record is clean. I prefer that job sites be less than 20 miles from my home in Antelope. Thank you for taking the time to review my profile, and I hope we will have an opportunity to work together in the future!
A capable caregiver with extensive experience in hospice and home health care. Enthusiastic and motivated to share my qualifications and caregiving skills. KEY QUALIFICATIONS • Over 20 years of experience in home health caregiving • Certified by fire department fire fighter 1 first responder • CPR / AED first aid • Warm, loving and caring attitude • Able to handle emergency and unforeseen situations CAREGIVING EXPERTISE Good body mechanics , Safe use of medications , Acute Care experience , Fall prevention , Attention to detail , Toileting and bathing PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1995 – Present Independent home health Caregiver • Provide individual grooming, hair, nails, oral and personal care • Transfer client from bed to wheelchair • Monitor necessary signs including blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration • Experienced in skin care and physical therapy • Experience in caring for alzheimers, lyme disease, diabetes, bipolar, schizophrenia • Deep cleaning house work organizing crating a health environment • Experience in catheters, colostomy bags feeding tubes oxygen machines and nebulizers 2009 – 2010 Biggs/Gridley volunteer fire dipartment compamy 74 First responder fire fighter 1 • CPR/AED and first aid • EMT suport • Scene safety EDUCATION High School – Gridley High Fire Fighter 1 certification and training ADDITIONAL SKILLS • Excellent communication Skills • Good convincing power • Ability to take care of elders during the night. I enjoy being out