I am a CNA with 13 years of experience working in Nursing industry.
I have a compassionate heart and natural passion to care for aging seniors and those that are physically and mentally challenged. I have experience working in a Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facility, as well as working with Home Health Agencies.
I have helped patients with different challenges like Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's, stroke, hip-replacement, general anxiety disorders,, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure, Asthma, Pneumonia or respiratory diseases, Catheter care, cancer, diabetes, hospice care, tube-feeding, seizures, Heart disease, lung disease, patients with incontinence, patients with swallowing challenges, edema, skin disease, autism, etc.
Personally, I am skilled and professional for my job. I am punctual, dependable with a reliable car.
I have the following Certificates:
High School Diploma;
Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate
Nurse Delegation Certificate;
2017-12 hrs of Continued Education Credits
CPR/First Aid Certificate;
Infection Control Certificate;
Completed 7-hours HIV/Aids education;
Clean Chest X-ray record;
Two-forms of ID identification;
Valid Drivers Licence;
Valid auto Insurance A caregiver of seven years trained to handle a variety of health and behavioral situations, I am aware of the impulse of families to want to ensure the health and well-being of loved ones. The help may just call for daily living activities with extra touches that make life worthwhile: decent exercise, tasty healthy meals, a clean, pleasant environment, a good listener and conversationalist, and kind, competent care.
Some situations, however, require attending to seemingly insignificant, but crucial tasks, such as reminders to drink enough liquids, to move body and limbs periodically to avoid pressure points and muscle atrophy. I believe my care is dispensed with respect, kindness, and purpose, mindful their need for such greater than ever. A general "How are you?" might be followed with a specific "Do you feel dizzy",; and too long a spell on the couch will suggest an exercise or outside to smell the roses. The idea, above all, is to provide for the well-being of body and soul. A wise tip I learned is to give old people something to look forward to, whether a fun treat or an item in their bucket list. It may not always be possible, but sometimes, even just trying helps.
My career history is eclectic, but caregiving suits me because I believe I make a difference in the lives of those in my care; more often than not, the tables are turned to make me pay attention. I consider my charges' health and well-being challenges, such as easing a cynic's attitude with kindness or making one's last days a comfort. By researching and learning about their ailments before I take over, I make certain I "do no harm".
I have gained hands on and annual online training from Home Health Aide courses and nurse delegated work. An energetic, resourceful worker, I offer empathy, kindness, and a bright outlook. They are what I gave my mom, now lovingly sent off to join dad, with plenty to spare for others.