My name is Mark and I am from London, England.
I have lots of experience, passion and enthusiasm for caring and working in the health and social care sector.
I consider myself to be a friendly, open-minded and personable individual with a great sense of humour. Professionally, I believe I could be aptly described as the following:
* A highly motivated and organized individual with considerable experience in mental health, Dementia care, and substance misuse.
* A creative thinker with strong communication and interpersonal skills, an excellent ability to solve problems, develop ideas and meet deadlines.
Summary of My Skills
1. Assessing needs of the individual client on a day to day basis, according to his or her personal client plan, ensuring his or her physical and emotional well-being at all times.
2. Supporting and assisting the client with all aspects of personal care and activities of daily living e.g. getting up in the morning, going to bed, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing, shaving, oral hygiene and toileting.
3. Assisting, supporting and enabling the client with the management of his or her personal clothing - mending, laundering and dry cleaning of clothing; appropriate choice of clothing, good presentation and maintenance of their appearance and personal hygiene.
4. Assisting, supporting and enabling the client in the preparation of meals, snacks and beverages, ensuring flexibility in times and choice, according to the client's needs and wishes.
I became a caregiver because I have a big heart when it come to People. And what I like most about being a caregiver is: Making a difference in someone life. The smile on their faces Is so over whelming and makes me feel I have done my job right. I have always enjoyed helping others so I know I am doing the right thing. What I'm most proud of achieving is : What I have learned over the last 15 years as a caregiver has been lots and lots of hands on training, Starting out as my parents caregiver and other family members, as a young adult. I have learned some interesting things and it has just stuck with me, I guess one of the hardest things in health care is working with hospice especially when it is a family member. Lost my sister to Cancer a few years ago. Nothing is easy when it comes to cancer, but my sister was comfortable knowing I was there with her til the end. A little about me: When I was a little girl my mother worked in a nursing home same place for 16yrs, everyday after school I went to my mother work, Oh I thought I was a big shot, she would let me do little things for her patients and they just fell in love with me. And to see all those people with big smiles on their faces just made my day.. But the best part of it was when my mother always told me, your good with people and your here on earth for a good purpose. and I now know exactly what she meant.!! I moved From Texas to here in Phoenix Az, I development Breast cancer 2014 and wasn't able to work due to being so Fatigue from all the Chemo and the last 6-weeks of Radiation, As I got stronger I merge slowly back to working, I am proud of the woman I have become today and all I have achieved in my life time. I decided to be a caregiver because I'm an empathetic person who naturally enjoy helping people.
What I like most about care giving is the ease of helping others.
Care giving doesn't feel like work. In fact, when driving to work I actually feel like I'm simply going to take care of my grandmother, uncle, nephew, or niece. Personally, being a care giver is a lot like caring for your own family, by providing them with the loving support they need daily. My greatest achievement is being a wonderful, enriching, supportive mom. I enjoy, art, music, sports, creating happy feeling, smiling faces & wonderful environments!I I specialize in safety comfort and compassionate quality personal care.