Matthew A.

$15.00 / hr

It seemed like a natural progression when I retired from a career as a Firefighter/Paramedic to continue to care for others. After becoming both my father's and then my mother's full time caregiver before their passing's, I saw first hand the need for a competent, knowledgeable, and reliable person who could step in and either help out, or relieve the family of the stressful, burdensome, and exhausting responsibility of caring for a loved one. I've always been driven to help others in need; the personal satisfaction I derive from each day worked, knowing I have made a positive difference in the lives of a client and their family is the ultimate reward. Working within the parameters set by the patient's Doctor(s) and the family's/patient's wants and expectations, I modify my care to those needs/wants/desires. I keep the family involved as much as they desire, i.e., daily logs, email updates, phone calls, etc... I have been trained to not only anticipate/recognize minor and major medical events, but to confidently handle any situation presented in a calm, organized, logical and safe way insuring the most positive outcome that can be expected for the type of situation/emergency encountered. I am a very detailed oriented person; organized, clean and a great cook (as most firemen are). Resume and background check provided at interview. ... more

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    Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

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May 2010 - Mar 2016

Care for home bound clients. Very calm and relaxing bedside manor, but confidant and assured regarding patient care. Very detail oriented, extensive record keeping, very good and varied medical knowledge, good cook, light housekeeping, and a fun/lighthearted companion. Make and transport to Dr. appts, therapy, or just to get out and visit friends and family. Am able to physically manipulate most anyone correctly and safely from one place to another. Prefer 24/48 hour shifts, don't mind traveling... San Diego, Palm Springs or local Riverside County. ... more

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FF/PM

Inglewood FD/LACoFD

Oct 1986 - Apr 2010

Protection of life and property, care and transportation of the sick and injured. LACo/CA State/Federal cert EMTP (paramedic), USAR, Swift H20 rescue, and countless other certs. (detailed in resume)

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Education
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Almeda University

Bachelor of Science Environmental Health and Safety Management

2002 - 2005