I'm a great caregiver simply because I'm naturally empathetic , compassionate, enjoy helping people, and always give the best of me .
I've served clients with trach/vent, suction & feeding tubes, colostomy bag, cardiac & foley cath, AFOs, wound vac, and IV's.
I practice preparing healthy delicious meals, love animals, gardening, music, enjoy baking and lots of laughter.
I'm extremely creative and always thinking of ways to help assure safety, comfort, and joy to my clients and their families.
I've provided loving care to critical new borns, playful pediatrics, and exceptional companionship to seniors and people of ages.
As an intensive care nurse, dialysis & behavioral health technician, and certified nutritional educator, I've experienced working with an array of clients with various diseases and disorders including;
arthritis, alzheimer's, blood, cardiovascular, cancer, COPD, dementia, depression hospice, HIV/AIDS, gastrointestinal, hospice, neurological, seizures orthopedic, palliative, rehab, parkinson's, wound care, and post surgery recovery. I became a caregiver when a woman called me for help back in 1979. She had Polio, and I became her caregiver for 27 yrs.
I love to interact with my clients and stimulate interested conversations. Also, I like to learn everything regarding their illness to assist them better through their healing process. In addition I like to ask questions, so we all have the same level of understanding regarding client health and be on same page. Cooking is one of the strongest skills. I believe cooking healthy it's one of the strongest process of healing in clients health. I am knowledgable and experience in diabetic, low salt, or regular cooking. I like for client and caregiver relationship to be respectable and professional at all times. Also, I am experience with Hospice clients and I know the importance of this compassion transition is. However, I also have experience with full blown alzaheirmer, parkinstons, dementia, cancer, respiratory, cuadreplegic, cosmetic surgery..... Tummy tucks, facelift, laser face treatment, reconstructive esophagus, G-Tube, JP's drainers, Catherers, follow wound care care after being treated by license nurse and instructed me to follow basis treatment, and other challenges illnesses or follow up treatment (s). Additionally, I can operate most medical equipment.
Furthermore, I have enhance background check, strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Work well by myself and in a team if necessary. I am punctual, reliable, responsible, and practice HIPPA seriously.
Last, I have excellent recommendation letters. My clients are impress with my assertiveness, and confidence, of my 35 years caregiving experience and skills.
Hours, wages, and income are negotiable. For all the above mentioned reasons I do not hesitate to say with confident that I am an excellent caregiver who has professional and ethical work ethics.
Currently live in Palm Desert area, however willing to relocate immediately after hired. I am Certified Home Heath Aide, Nurses Assistant, CPR Certified, 12 years Hospice experience excellent references, car, Insurance and a perfect record.
I became a caregiver for my Grandfather, Grandmother and Father 10 years ago, I also went to school to be a CNA and CHHA and I have been working for VNA of California, Hospice, Since 12/27/05. I am very experienced and enjoy working with people that need me. I am very flexible with my days and hours. I will clean, cook, personal care, vital signs, catheter care, colostomy care, aroma therapy, and ROM. I am friendly and love to take care of the elderly. I was 39, my family needed my help(Grandfather) Grandmother and father) I moved out to Yucca Valley, Went back to school to become a CNA and CHHA while, cleaning carpets in Palm Springs and private duty care giving and taking care of my Grandfather (dementia) Grandmother (stroke) and my Father (cancer, alcoholism, and dementia) they have all past away and I proudly and willingly took care of all 3 while going to school and working.
I promise you will not be disappointed with my care, skills, and honesty. Thank you in advance for considering me.
Tonya Cognata, CNA, CHHA
818 317 0764.