I was a Librarian back in the Philippines but when I came to the US in 2006, my friend encouraged me to try working with the elderly as a caregiver. Since then, I have been working as a caregiver and I developed the love and passion in taking care of the elderly. I had experienced.taking care.of elderly with different health issues such as Alzheimers, Dementia, diabetis, heart diseases (ie. CHF), Lung or respiratory disease, Stroke, non-ambulatory, bed bound elderly, etc. I assist them with their activities of daily living, prepare meals, laundry, do light housekeeping, medication reminder, assist with their errands and there were some elderly who asked me to organize their bills, do grocery and run other errands for them. I was not only a caregiver.but also a personal assistant. I am proud of being a caregiver because I know I make a difference in the lives of the elderly and I become part of the last journey of their lives.
My nationality is Filipino, married, with 4 grown up children and 12 grandchildren who live in the Philippines.
My Names Nina, I'm reliable, work well under pressure, have great work ethic skills, extremely patient, listener, mentor, honest, caring, loving, outgoing, consistent,trustworthy, punctual, reliable, flexible, outgoing and a great companion. I love the feeling of knowing I can help put a smile and ease ones lifestyle by giving that extra hand needed. I can cook, help prep meals, assist in bathing, experience using different transfer techniques, licensed, babe my own transportation if needed, It makes me feel so appreciated because it feels good to make ones life easier letting them know they're not alone & everything's going to be ok. I took special training classes to further my skills on different ways to transport, correct and incorrect ways to shower (depending on ones situation),change bedding, diapers, clothing, clients with aggression, and dementia. I go above and beyond for all my clients, they all love me and always tell me how wonderful I am :) I am a responsible, dependable, compassionate , and hardworking individual. I hold a strong work ethic and always strive to do my best in any work situation. In my professional career I have always focused on direct patient care and supporting the integrity, dignity, and privacy of my patients. My attributes in patient care include: feeding, toileting, bathing, ADLs, grooming, diabetes accu check, ambulating, transferring, hoyer lifts, positioning/repositioning, non-ambulatory care, stroke deficits, dementia, post surgery care, providing clean and safe environment.