I have been a CNA for 20 years. I enjoy helping and working with our Seniors because they have taught me a lot over the years. I have experience working in homes, nursing homes, hospitals and I also have 5 years experience working for Hospice. I am Certified in CPR and First Aid. I am patience, dependable, neat and clean. I love to cook also. I am a non smoker, non drinker, I have a good driving record and I have a excellent background. I have experience working with Alzheimer's, Dementia, stroke, cancer patients, brain injuries, Parkinson, diabetes, ALS, patients with feeding tubes, Foley Catheters,, Tracheas, and vents. I am a very kind, patient caregiver. I am honest, trustworthy and dependable. I promise to care for your loved one as if she/he was one of mine. I started caregiving as a child. Growing up my mother was constantly sick and in and out of the hospital. She struggled with COPD, Cancer, and a number of other illnesses. She passed away when I was a young woman. When I was in my early 20s I worked at a personal care home with about 15 residents. I was the only caregiver on duty most of the time. I gained a lot of experience working with Alzheimer's, stroke, and diabetics during that time. Afterwards I began working with a quadriplegic. I gained a lot of experience working with hoyers, lifts, special vehicles that have belts, and lifts for electrical wheel chairs, etc. At that time I also became familiar with bowel treatment and care for urine bags, etc. After my patient moved to another state I began to care for a retired military gentleman with whom I worked with for almost 12 years. He passed away in July of 2018.
I took a long break from caring for people after he passed. I enjoy helping people. I genuinely care for and about people. It has always been rewarding for me. It helps me to feel good about who I am, knowing that I've actually made someone else's life better. As a college graduate, I would like to express my interest in becoming your caregiver. I have earned my bachelor's degree, which has given me a very broad knowledge base and leadership ability. I'm enthusiastic upon the idea of contributing to your love one's health and wellness through the efficient use of my previous skills and experience. I am a very compassionate, nurturing, reliable, hardworking, detail oriented individual. With over 10 years of experience in customer service, I am confident that I can provide great quality care for your loved one. I've had a diverse group of patients with different backgrounds from around the world and ages ranging from newborns to senior citizens. I have worked in a variety of healthcare environments, including rehab centers, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. I have a true passion for helping people in need and love being a vital part of their growth, development, independence, and overall progression. I look forward to building relationships and working with you and your family.