I'm a very open and honest person, and I always do my very best at anything I am tasked with. I look at everything from outside of the box, and I always try to make sure that I listen to concerns, and brainstorm different ideas for obstacles of everyday life. I do have children with different medical conditions, so multitasking, being patient, researching, and keeping calm during stressful situations is a strong point for me. My goal is to make sure that I have completed my work and also make my clients happy.
I am certified in First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Life Support, Bloodborne pathogens. I am also a certified STNA (State Tested Nurse Aide). I have about 6 years or more experience under my belt as a caregiver. Approximately 12 years ago, I became my mother's Caregiver after she came home from Rehab for a major stroke. I realized how rewarding it was to feel the satisfaction of really helping someone. In the past 10+ years, I have worked as a Home Health Aide and CNA, providing many services to families and their loved ones, including (but not limited to) Alzheimers, Dementia,
Quadriplegic, and Hospice Care. Services provided include companionship, transportation, meals, light housekeeping, pericare, input/output, taking and recording vitals, catheter care, colostomy care, medication reminders, assistance with bathing, showers, getting dressed, and oxygen maintenance. My special focus has been with Alzheimer's and Dementia care. I am a CNA and certified in CPR and First Aid. Your loved ones peace of mind, comfort and health is my priority. Taking care of others has always been a passion of mine, from family to friends. Becoming a nurse 14 years ago, gave me the fuel to be able to bring quality care, companionship, and helping patients become great advocate for their health any many ways. I dedicated myself to private duty several years ago, after my clients passed on, I thought I wanted to be back in the field again. I miss it, I want to be able to know that my one on one care is not being taken for granted and that the ones that I care for know that their concerns, mental, emotional, and physical status is priority, along with giving their family a sense of knowing that they made the right decision allowing me to care for their loved one. Hello, my name is Annette and I am grateful to be among the list of great care givers you are considering. I am a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) with certifictions in CPR and First Aid. My skill set includes, (but is not limited to) companionship with activities, running errands, bathing, oral care (including dentures), grooming, light house keeping, meal prep (including diet restrictions), medication reminders, toileting (with bsc-bedside commode, bed pan, urinal), incontinence care, pressure sores, transfer (with gait belt), hoyer lift, and stand up lift.
Proficient with such conditions like COPD, Alzhiemers, Dementia, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Hearing Disorders.
I am flexible and can cover various shifts such as 12 hours, (day or evening), 24 hours, live in, and cases needing a few hours of care per day and I am okay with pets.
I love doing what I do because it allows me to come into the lives of interesting people.
Good luck in your search .