I believe what makes me a great caregiver is I generally care about the ones I take care of. Some companies tell you that part of your job is not to get close to your clients or patients, that you can't have a relationship with the ones you take care of on a daily basis. I will always go above and beyond for the ones under my care. I always feel and treat them as if they are one of my family members as well. I wouldn't do anything for them that I wouldn't do for my own mom , grandma, aunt, uncle, dad, grandfather. Not only am I there for the client/patient but I'm also there for the families as well. Questions, concerns, suggestions, keeping them up to date on conditions. Communication is big with me on keeping everyone on the same page so that the best care can be given at all times.
I became a caregiver because my ex husband was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. He called me from the hospital asking for my advise and help. I left California to go back to New York to help him threw his treatments and all of his struggles. His fight has been long and hard and he has not given up yet on life. Seeing other family members go in and out of nursing homes being neglected , alone, and losing their will to live has been a struggle and I've taken caregiver positions with all of my terminally ill relatives and a few friends. I want others to feel that their loved ones are safe and taken care of when they are unable to be there with them. That's the main reason why I do what I do. The fulfillment I get when I know I've made a difference for someone else. Whether it's for the patient that is passing or the family members that need that reassurance their loved one is being properly taken care of.
I enjoy everything there is to being a care giver.
1)I have 18 years experience in Caregiving I have a bachelors degree in Doctor Oral Medicine, I am license and board passer as RDA in California, I am a certified and license in X-ray taken in College of Marin Kentfield, Ca
2) That I am the money maker in our house
I am hard worker, I got all the requirements, drug test, live scan, Current TB Test, All my STD blood test are negative, I am registered in California as Caregiver, I have the 10 hrs. Training required by the state of California which is 92% and also 5 hrs training in Caregiving required also by the State of California the score is 100%
3) All that I have mentioned above ....I HAVE ALL THE COPIES IN ME CELL PHONE I CAN EMAIL IT OR TEXT IT
4) I am a US Citizen
I am a RN who has been caring for my father since diagnosed with kidney cancer after battling bladder cancer two years ago. Through this caretaker position I have gained experience working with physicians/nurses/healthcare workers, learning how to organize/prioritize tasks surrounding his care and therapeutically communicating with him and the family. My decision to enter the health care as a nurse came from caring for my mother who has battled cancer for the past 13 years, first breast cancer and then bone cancer. Being involved with her post-op mastectomy care, taking her to chemotherapy and radiation treatments and the aftercare of such treatments has given me an insight into oncology, medical-surgical, senior health, nutrition, and health teaching. I have recently completed a job on the Acute Rehab unit at CPMC Davies Hospital, caring for patients that suffer complex catastrophic injuries/illnesses, i.e. stroke, spinal cord/brain injuries, amputation, hip fracture, neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis. I have gained expertise in transfer techniques and bowel treatment programs as well as physical/occupational therapy and daily caretaking responsibilities including bathing, fall prevention, cleaning, meals, etc. I enjoy working as a nurse and caretaker because I love to help individuals progress whether that be through motivation or assistance in maintaining their dignity and ability to continue their activities of daily living (ADLs) as much as possible. i many years of experience in caregiving, homecare, assisted living, correctional, quadraphelgics, trach, gt and much more, I've been doing homecare for over 20 years, im very outgoing, i love cooking, hiking, animals, elderly, children, music. I was born and raised here in the Bay Area and am a retired registered nurse. After practicing in many different areas (medical/surgical, adult advice, school, long term care, dementia) I have found a passion for elder and end of life care but am happy to help anyone.
My goals as a caregiver are to provide a safe, nurturing, supportive and respectful environment for my clients. Patience and a sense of humor are important as life for the elderly is pretty tough. Many are in chronic pain with multiple health issues that also include anxiety and depression .
Rates for level of care that include companion, excercise, light housekeeping, errands, meal prep and patient advocacy with MD.
1: My base rate is $25/hr with a 3hr minimum. Light assistance with activities of daily living. (Showering, toileting, dressing and ambulation)
2: Higher level of care is $30/hr with a 3 hr. minimum. Includes incontinent care, lifting and transfers, equipment monitoring and maintenance as well as end of life.
*Above rates are discounted for cash payments.
I have reliable transportation and charge .5/mile when using my car for errands and appointments etc.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for any questions.
Thank you for your consideration.