Barbara B.
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Diamond

$18.00 / hr

I became a caregiver because of my struggles in finding quality care for my aging ill parents. I live in the state of MD and they lived in Brooklyn New York. I am the eldest, of 7 and traveled (when possible) to and from Md/Brooklyn, New York; to provide the best care possible for them. As my younger siblings seemed to be struggled to care for them. I was a homeowner at the time here in Md after my retiring from LE. I heard about CNA/GNA and went back to school to get my license to adequately care for my parents before I brought them to Md and we all knew they wanted very much to be in a home en vironment, not a nursing facility. My folks never made it to here to Md. I miss them dearly.! Since that time I have been working as a CNA/GNA,, devoted to upgrading my experience and interpersonal communication skills in this capacity to be of service to others in ill health or circumstance providing at home quality care. I'm now in my Jr year of college in Pre Nursing. I always attempt to give 110% of my work ethic! What I like about being a caregiver is just that..Giving care. Quality Caring and serving the needs of individuals that can no longer adequately care for themselves but want to stay in their homes. My Personal Achievement: I once worked in a nursing facility Hospice unit and assisted a resident to eat after going on a hunger strike. She was a former Chef and restaurant owner. She said she was "dying" what was the point in her eating, and she said she had no appetite. This was around Easter holiday, I worked my Sat off day to have Sunday off because i was having a dinner party with family and friends. To stay in tradition i wanted to make roasted Lamb but I didn't quite no how. So I asked my hospice client how. As she began to tell her recipe, it made her hungry. I prepared a small meal that she ate. Two days later she passed. Her family was greatful for the care I gave but more importantly that she left having a last meal. ... more

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CNA

Visiting Angels Home Health Care

Sep 2017 - Present

Provide quality of in home living care for and elderly couple. I prepare meals, assisted with grooming bathing weight management . Light housekeeping. Escorted to Phyicians appts and aided in family outings.

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CNA

Assisted Hands of Potomac

Jul 2011 - Present

Currently work PRN. Provide in home quality health care for seniors conducted ADLs prepared meals. Medication reminders light house keeping, driver. Escorted to physician appts and aid in family outings.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Warman Home Health Care

Apr 2011 - Aug 2015

Provide personal care to client in accordance with policy and procedures, including but not limited to oral hygiene/denture care, skin, hair and nail care. Assist with bathing and dressing. Accurately record vital signs, weight, medication reminders and maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs. Practice safe lifting, and transferring. Light housekeeping and clothing and grocery shopping. Escort to physician appointments. more

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GNA

Brook grove Foundation

Nov 2011 - Mar 2013

Assisted with ADLs feeding bathing grooming weight management. Vital signs recorded I/O intakes. Escorted to physician appts. Recorded abnormal resident behavior to charge nurse. Assisted with operating facility medical equipment. Followed all Universal Health codes.

Education

Pre Nursing

2017 - Present Columbia MD

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Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification (In process)

2014 - 2015 Baltimore MD

Certified Nursing/Geriatrics Assistant Certifications

2008 - 2008 Largo MD