My name is Mado Ngoya. When I was in my country of origin, I saw my daughter, out of love, taking good care of her grand-mother, my mother in-law. In 2004 when I came into the US, I said, if my daughter could do it, I can do it better to serve people in need and be compensated to keep roof over my head.
In 2006, I took nursing assistant classes at Montgomery college and graduated. Since then, I have been taking care of people in their homes or in the facilities. I worked for Friends House Community Center for 7 years, and I have been with a traditional agency since 2007. I have accumulated experiences throughout these years. Most of my cases ended because the clients passed away. I also challenged myself and took some college courses to prepare for nursing degree, but I decided to drop because of my family responsibilities.
At my work, I like the communication I have with my clients, their family members, and my coworkers. This communication enriches my knowledge and enables me to meet new people and sometimes make friends. I feel very useful, especially when I care for a client from when he/she is strong until when he/she cannot lift his/her arm by him/herself. At this point we have build a relationship for being together almost every day and shared knowledge and memories; so I care like I care for my loved friend. I feel proud when I see appreciation in the eyes of family members and they express it in many ways like hugs and words of appreciation. I love making a different in the lives of others.after taking care of my grand mother i developed the ability to care for people in need.When I came to the state in 1985 this was the job I acquired and I have being doing it ever since.I had worked in the nursing home setting,,hospital, and private homes. I have a positive impact on my client I smile a lot I like to communicate with my client, listen to them ,I am patients and I encourage my in making decisions if the can and to involve them in there care taking.i give ADL care, good hygiene,,cooked, do laundry, serve there meal but if client needs assistance with feeding I will do it. I do client shopping, take client out for recreation, make drs' appointment and take them to there appointment, medications remainder,or administered medications, reports any concerns to family member who is POA.It rewarding when you see your client condition is improving.Care giver job is rewording when you bond with your client and the built trust in you. I became a caregiver because I have always loved to be around elderly people; especially the helpless ones.
I find it satisfying knowing that a resident is happy to have me around, and find in me a best friend. What the elderly people need the most at this time, is the lost friendship because at this age they rarely get to visit their old friend. They need someone to take them out to the museum, to the beauty salon, to the park, or anywhere it is appropriate to go. Since my mother unfortunately died at an early age, I committed myself to loving the elderly in return. I find great satisfaction when caring for any of residents. I enjoy giving the best of myself and making sure that my resident is happy, well taken care of.
One of my residents with Parkinson disease, was severely sick with pneumonia and urinal track infection. She survived, and nobody was expecting her to overcome these sicknesses.
with all the daily loving care I provided to that particular resident, she was able to completely recover from the pneumonia and the urinary track infection. Besides the medication she was receiving from her nurse, I daily reminded her that I was her friend, and that I was there to take good care of her. I daily made sure she got enough fluids in her body, and prepared good meals for her. I also prepared good medicinal teas made of honey, lemon juice, and ginger. With all the love, patience, great meals, fluids, and medications she received, she was able to make it after one mon