Some people ask me, "why are you a caregiver?" I smile and simply respond, "I care to care."
Caring for others has not only created an occupation for me, but also a way of life.
Waking up in the morning and knowing that I am on my way to make someone feel better, either by assisting with daily living activities, by listening, or by telling jokes that make a client smile, makes me feel a great sense of accomplishment and joy.
I have been a caregiver for over six years and have never had a dull day since I began. Each day provides me with an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone, and I cannot think of anything more rewarding.
I am an empathetic, forthright, punctual, honest, and patient individual who maintains professionalism at all times. I believe that these fundamental characteristics put me on level ground with the clients I have cared for throughout the years, and with their families and loved ones.
Since childhood I have wanted to make a difference in people's lives, and being a caregiver I can make an impact that goes above and beyond that goal. I am a female Certified Nurse Assistant with over ten years of experience in both Nursing Home and Home Care settings. I have obtained some of my experience in California and in Virginia. Throughout my career, I have worked with patients with dementia, diabetes, mild CVA, ambulation difficulties, incontinence problems, and hospice care. My primary duties include, but not limited to: activities of daily living, transferring, meal prep, light housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, and other specialized care.
Superb ability to work independently and great dependability.
Strong ability to learn new tasks and make decisions easily.
Excellent oral communication skills.
Excellent listening skills.
Excellent eye - hand coordination.
Uncommon ability to observe and make accurate records.
Sound ability to move about freely and to do light to medium lifting.
Profound ability to work with a wide diversity of patients.
Remarkable ability to motivate patients to follow prescribed treatment.
Uncommon sense of flexibility and the ability to improvise.
Administer prescribed oral medications under writtendirection of physician or as directed by home care nurse and aide.
TPN administration .
Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration
Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises and in the use of braces and artificial limbs.
Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, and problems in order to report and discuss observations with a supervisor or case manager.
Massage patients and apply preparations and treatments, such as liniment, alcohol rubs, and heat-lamp stimulation.
Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
Accompany clients to doctors' offices and on other trips outside the home, providing transportation, assistance and companionship.
Care for children who are or who have sick or disabledparents.