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I have always wanted to help people with special needs; perhaps because I had a sibling who was born with severe disabilities, so I know first hand the difficulties and challenges faced by these individuals and their families. There was very little help available when I was a child, so we relied mainly on our family for the help and support we needed. Back then, there were no respite services or in-home caregiver services. You took your chances on finding a trustworthy stranger (if you could afford one). Now, it is very gratifying to me to be able to help other people who are dealing with illness or disability in any way I can. I like to make jewelry and craft items, and I like to share those hobbies with my clients, if they're interested. Many of them seem to enjoy these activities and find them gratifying. I also love to read, and some clients enjoy being read to, which I also enjoy. I've been told I'm a good listener and a pretty good companion, as I can adapt to whatever my client is capable of and willing to do. I am experienced, caring, and am a retired social worker.
I started out caregiving when I took care of my grandmother and that was in 1986, she had pancreatic cancer she was such a trooper. To make my patients feel comfortable is number one whether a smile or running errands, doctors appointments, and always make them feel secure and respected In their life. I love to make them feel comfortable. My personal achievement is to make them happy and comfortable, to be that ear and listen to their stories. I feel that companionship is very important! I am a caring person and I also speak Spanish, Family oriented.
I show both empathy and compassion. I let let the person I am are caring for know that I care about the person and want to do what they can to help them. Most importantly, I have patient and understanding. It helps to sometimes put yourself in the other person's shoes and see what it might be like to ask people for help. I'm very reliable and trustworthy. I am prepared to go with the flow, being flexible, so that I continue to provide good home care, even if a rigid schedule isn't being followed.
I'm a true caregiver at heart. Whether taking care of my own loved ones to caring for others. I love making a big impact on their lives. Nursing has always been something that interested me. I became a CNA at age 18 and worked in a nursing home for 2 years. I have over 10 years of experience in working with the elderly in various settings. I'm most proud of the acknowledgement from patient families who have seen first hand the care I've given their loved ones.
I am a caregiver because my heart is ginormous!!! I get so much pleasure and enjoyment from making others lives easier and making them Feel comfortable And safe in their own home . I am compassionate loving and full of empathy . I am skilled in Home supportive services , Independent living services , nursing , palliative and hospice . Also familiar with hoyer lift and other crucial tools to keep "our family " in the home [?]
I have a desire to help other people. I try to be kind and compassionate and understanding. I find that when I am helping other people it makes me feel good and love the person I am. I would say that my greatest accomplishment in this field is that I have had 2 jobs that lasted for 10 years each in this field. That is a huge accomplishment to me because in this field and great caregiver usually lasts about 3 months. I stayed with the families from my 1st day on the job until their parents last days on earth.
I have been in the health care / nursing field extensive amount of years along with experience, caring for individuals of all ages, mostly geriatrics. I started out as a nursing assistant and furthered my education to become an LVN, which i have known to be a "gift"/talent in helping other's. I find myself as a very responsible, reliable, motivated individual with strong communication and listening skills and committed to the highest quality of patient/client care. I believe that i am a warm-hearted, kind, friendly individual with an added sense of humor. Respect and concern are vital when dealing with geriatrics. In my opinion,those attributes make the difference between average care and superior care. I am confident to say that i do have the attributes vital for superior care. I will sum up with this attribute that is so true to me- "treat your patient's/clients the way that you want to be treated".
I have years of experience working with the elderly, disabled and at-risk youth. I have excellent references. I enjoy spending time getting to know my clients and allowing them to be as independent as possible. I have worked with teams of doctors, nurses and family members to create comprehensive plans that work for my clients needs. I have EMT experience, am registered with the state of CA, TB tested, current DL, own transportation, insurance and am drug and alcohol free. I would love to hear from you!
I believe in any job you pursue care giving included, you have to love it enough to do it for free if you could afford to do so. I believe what makes me a great caregiver is I'm patient, I'm a great motivator to do things they may not do for others they will do for me. I'm loving & kind, I take great pride in my position as a caregiver. People with any kind of disability I feel blessed that they have chosen me to walk this journey with them. It is not always easy yet together we will persevere. I am very proud of my work as a caregiver all the people I have worked for & with I stay in contact with their family's. I have taken several classes on Alzheimer's & Dementia I do lots of research on any new clients disability to learn all about it so I can help them & possibly learn new ways to help. I am reliable & trustworthy I live in Cottonwood Ca, However I am willing to travel for overnight shifts.
I started my caregiver journey with my dad in 2001, learning from the ground up I gain knowledge in the aging field and how to provide comfort and joy in a elder's daily life. From there, I joined a continuing care facility and spent the the next 11 years gaining additional knowledge (RCFE and NHA Licensed). I place myself in the senior's shoes to understand what their expectations are and how I can be a partner in helping them navigate this uncertain journey. While some days can be a challenge for that person, I will always make sure my elder friend is happy with the time we spent together.
My first experience as a caregiver was when I was 15 years old. My grandfather was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Both my parents were school teachers so I was responsible for his care every day after school till they got home. My heart is in taking care of others and helping keep them home in there comfort zone as long as possible. I am 38, I obtained my CNA in 2000 and have worked with different companies ever since. I enjoy all people with different illnesses I have extensive training with accute, long term, rehabilitation, psych holds, pediatric and also worked for two years in a lock down alshiemers ward. The job is hard and sometimes mentally exhausting, but I couldn't imagine doing anything different.
I am a licensed CNA and currently working as a mentor to people with developmental and physical disabilities. When I was 12 years old my grandma was diagnosed with ALS and I helped care for her until she passed, that experience led me on to become a CNA and commit to helping those in need with every day living. I'm very open-minded and compassionate.