Hello! My name is Melissa. I absolutely Love caring for and helping people! Its very rewarding to me to make a difference in someone else's life. I am very sympathetic, empathetic, easy-tempered, patient, kind, loving, honest, dependable and very knowledgeable in Many areas of diagnoses.
I have a Registered Nursing background and was an RN up north for many years. I left my career to take care of my Mother full time, who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease with dementia. When the time came to renew my license, I couldn't afford it and had to let it expire. Now, in order to get my license down here in FL, I have to obtain the money to pay for classes and re-licensure. This may take some time. In the meantime, I do have all the experience and knowledge of a Registered Nurse and have worked in Several different fields and with many different people.
I would absolutely Love to have the oppertunity to care for you or your loved one! I am looking forward to hearing from you! Thank you so much and God Bless! Certified Home Health Aide, with experience in taking care of patients with ALS, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Cancer, Recovery, Cardiovascular Disorders, COPD, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Hearing Disorders, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Renal and Urological Disorders, Strokes, and basic senior needs. I am bilingual, speaking English and Spanish, and can work with any patient well. Over 20 years of experience.Assisted clients in their activities of daily living
Engaged clients in physical and mental exercises prescribed by their physicians
Prepared food to ensure that physician's orders were being followed
Arranged medicines to be taken on schedule by providing appropriate reminders
Monitored clients for signs of deterioration or concern and reported the changes immediately to the clients' families I'm a very outgoing, energetic, athletic, fit person who is very compassionate and caring, someone who puts others before himself, a father of 5, 3 girls and 2 boys.
I've been in the field over 10 years and have reliable references to support the fact. I enjoy being able to help others, with everyday tasks, getting back into the community, making home cooked meals, or just being there as someone to talk to.
I've worked with seniors, developmentally disabled, dementia patients, and disabled veterans. I'm a well rounded individual with ambition, and experience in all aspects of the healthcare field. An added bonus is that I love to cook as well.
My family and I moved from Denver to Florida just to experience life and it's been one of the best life choices I could have ever made. We've been here almost two years now, and look forward to connecting with families and making new friends. I became a caregiver because I have experienced family members and close friends that went
through difficult and painful illnesses. I saw a need for a person who could advocate as well as be
there in a loving, compassionate, and dedicated way. I also had friends who were going through the same experience with their loved ones. I am very thankful for the 13 years experience I have had. In these years I have learned the necessities and responsibilities it takes to be a quality caregiver who is loyal and highly regards the client's integrity, safety, well being, and comfort. I believe in helping a person to remain independent as long as they are capable.
I am very knowledgeable in multiple levels of care giving including Alzheimer/ Dementia, Cancer, COPD, Parkinson's, Stroke, Heart Attack. I have a level 2 background check through AHCA. I am drug free and smoke free, good with pets and enjoy cooking.