Stella P.

$13.50 / hr

I've been an active caregiver for the past 15 years or so, both as a live-in and live-out caregiver. Most of my working experience comes from outside of the US. I started working as a caregiver because needed a job and earn money(do not let yourself fooled by anyone that says otherwise ) and as a single mom of three you can guess that i had no choice in choosing what i considered at that time that i would like. During the years i earned so much more than money. I started out with a job and ended up with having more and more family members as each and one of the patients that i assisted become in some w ay my mother/father, my daughter/son and a challenge to build up my empathic skills . Ended up understanding that caregiving is not a JOB although it's paid. You treat not just people but a very fragile class of people. They definitely need our assistance in daily chores but that is not enough , they need somebody that does not define them only trough their disability. Caregiving it's not just about taking care of a body it is a 360 degree assistance which consider the person in a holistic way (body,mind and spirit) As a caregiver i might fail in some chores(nobody is perfect) but one thing that i am proud of is that as much as i could i tried to bring joy. Hard but necessary was when I had to assist patients in an point where life comes to an end. In some cases I sing their favourite song, hold a hand, give a caress to the person in need and explain to family members that it is perfectly normal to be scared or to suffer and to assure them that they are not alone. ... more

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Caregiver

Home Instead Senior Care

Jan 2019 - Present

Companionship, grooming, bathing, toileting, walking assistance, feeding assistance, daily life activity, Alzheimer and Dementia Care.

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Nurse Intern

Universita degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Oct 2015 - Nov 2018

During my internship part of the main training consisted in learning and practicing the correct procedures for drawing blood and safely stick a needle in a vein or artery (in case of ABG test) depending on the type of test needed. I am familiar with the medical equipment and able to use all kind of tools required, including capillary needles, venipuncture needles, intravenous cannulation, the use of the modified Allen test prior to puncturing the radial artery and other intravenous procedures. Also learned the correct procedures in preventing bed soars and wound care. Many of the chores included changing the sheet on occupied bed for bedridden patients, changing adult diapers, medication somministration (orally or I.V.) , oxygen soministration etc. ... more

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Live in Caregiver

Teodoro Catino

Apr 2010 - Oct 2016

As a live in caregiver i am specialized in eldercare, Dementia and Alzheimer care. My main chores where : to take care of the person in a compassionate way using my empathy always tried as much as i could to put myself in the persons shoe, also made sure that the person in need has the best one to one assistance and all my attention is focused on him/her, helped the person with daily challenges such as getting dressed and undresse d, personal hygiene, proper eating, entertain, changing adults diapers , assist in walking without making him/her feel uncomfortable or humiliated because they needed help. My main priority as a caregiver is the PERSON not the housekeeping so i am willing to do small housekeeping but nothing that could distract me from my main priority. ... more

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Registered Nurse (RN)

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Universita degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Registered Nurse

2015 - 2018

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CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Jan 2019: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx