Susann D.

$15.00 / hr

I am a great caregiver because I care about people. To me it is not just a job. I have a genuine kindness and concern for others and look to fulfill client emotions as well as physical needs. I was born into a family with older parents, so growing up in this family and seeing some of the struggles that my parents face was any eye opening experience. When my mother was diagnosis with Alzheimer's I became actively interested in finding as much as I could about it. To learn more and become a participant in helping the elderly, I took a job with Home Instead Senior Care, where I was given training in senio r care in there comprehensive training program. I learned the basics in caregiving through there GRAD program and the Safety Training Guide. I moved forward with the Activity Training Guide to enhance my capabilities and benefits of being a Caregiver. The Activity Guide helped me fulfill a vital role in the lives of my clients. It brought meaning and fulfillment to their everyday world through activities and leisurely pastimes we share. It's like icing on the cake - a sweet extra that enhances my client's quality of life and help build the kind of relationship that makes my caregiving more rewarding. When my client's family approached me and telling how much they appreciate me in taking on the responsibilities of there loved one. To see there loved one happy and well taken care of, relieves a lot of stress and worry from there mind. This is a achievement I am proud off. I am ... more

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Non-Medical Caregivcer

Home Instead Senior Care

Mar 2005 - Sep 2007

Maintained meticulous records on clients related to medical, behavioral changes, and day-to-day activities to ensure accurate records were kept for care team. Served as a liaison between family members, clients, and care team and advocated for client's care. Performed basic care needs as assigned ,food preparation, shopping, house cleaning, doctor appointments and various excursions, with professionalism and encouraged clients to maintain independence and control when possible. Organized notes and files for all clients so information would be accurate and easily assessable. ... more

Education
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LeMars Beauty college

Cosmetology

1974 - 1975