In 1981, when I was a five-year-old child, my mother became gravely sick with an illness her doctors could not diagnose. She often spent four to five months at a time in the hospital, recover enough to come home, but would fall ill again and again with no explanations. This went on for approximately seven years. During the time my mom was home my two sisters, brother, and I did everything we could to make her comfortable that we were capable of doing as children. Yet, seeing my mom in pain and so much discomfort instilled within me a tremendous sense of empathy and compassion. Despite the short periods of time she spent at home between hospitalizations, I developed a deep sense of appreciation for my mother because I missed her terribly. Thankfully, she finally came home and the relief was immense.
My grandmother lived with us for 15 years due to her deteriorating health as a result of diabetes, cataracts, loss of hearing, and the loss of the ability to clothe and prepare her own food. I helped to dress her in the morning, attend to her left foot which she almost lost to gangrene. But we managed to heal it and she only lost her left big toe. She was still able to walk albeit with a walking chair. I loved to bake so I would make special desserts for her which she was allowed small portions. It was a great activity for us to bond together. She could watch me make it and give me tips.
In college, I became a Caregiver for a quadriplegic man. Although, I didn't have experience caring for a paralyzed man, Michael told me he would explain what he needed on the job. My morning shift started at 7AM and I bathed his nude body, medicated his bedsores, emptied his catheter, performed physical therapy, and fed him his breakfast. If he had chores to complete during my shift, I'd dress him then move him from his bed to his wheelchair and into in his van. Once we finished his chores, I would put him back in his bed, remove his clothing, and clean his apartment.
My name is Cecilia, I was born in San Marcos Tx, move to Florida for a few years. Graduated from Florida.Return back to Texas and had to care for my great grandparents. I believe then is when I knew caregiving was my passion. That's was my career. So since 2006 I've have been in this field. I have 5 amazing kiddos , married, and 1 dog bella. On my free time I enjoy watching my kids play Sports . Softball/ baseball, Spend family time. So a little about my experience as a caregiving you must have Patients. Patients is so important to me, all clients are different. So it's important I work in a paste they can feel comfortable with.
Compassion, being able to be the light to my clients life is my goal, I have a big heart that come with my compassion, and I treat all my clients with tons of great love. And always remember my clients are someone's parents, grandparents & so on. So I treat All my clients like family. All clients I've experienced, have came for all over been through so much and lived all types of lives.So they Deserve the best care to continue to stay and enjoy life with their love ones for many more.
As a caregiver my clients rely on me. Which is taken very seriously. Attendance is important. Also Trustworthiness, I feel that it's always hard to allow a stranger in your home. So i do the best to provide strong trust to my clients. Witch doesn't take long to build the trust. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope I can provide service to your love ones. I really injoy been a caregiver because I like to help people, take them like my family, my friends, Like my father, mother, sister, and brother. When I am close to them I feel happy and confortable, and Ready to help and protect them for anything that can hurt them ,like falling , boring, feeling alone. Etc... There has been an unconditional love in my heart for people And animals . I would care for family and Friends when I was young, a care that never stopped Animals, smoking, incontinence, nothing really bothers me.
My mother had severe epilepsy, My father and late husband had cancer, my grandmother had polio and lived 22 yrs in cast iron lung ,Aunt had genetic thyroid problems, crippling arthritis could not walk .
Also diabetes , learn to cook special foods. Confined to wheelchair, transferring To and from for toilet And showers.
customers with Dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Autism lead me to training dogs for disabilites above situations. I watch , monitor and ease pain confusion and fear that comes with problems. I can and do handle all the situations that are to much for most. I do it with compassion ,love, respect and leave them with dignity and respect. I am here!