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Hello and thank you for wanting to learn more about me. I have been caring for those in need intermittently for over 20 years and find a joy in helping individuals while maintaining their dignity. I have cared for a diverse range of individuals with many different needs ranging from assisting with fall risks to hospice. I started care giving when I was 18. I worked with children and young adults who had severe brain damage or physical disabilities. I then started caring for disabled adults through IHSS and eventually left the industry for many different reasons. I always found my way back, though, to work with those who have special needs, either in the administrative aspect or mentoring. Now, after caring for a dear friend, I have found myself wanting to stay in the care giving business once again. Some things I have experience with include ambulation, transfers, feeding and hygiene care, and expect other duties of a general sense to include light housekeeping and cooking. I have worked with individuals who suffer from Dementia, Alzheimer's, strokes, and MS. I tend to learn habits and preferences through observation and communication and try to anticipate my clients needs. For instance, I had a client who did not like her fingernails dirty and preferred to have her hair curled with a little bit of bangs. When she declined to the point of not being able to communicate anymore, I still made sure her fingernails were clean and her hair was curled just how she liked. I also add cognitive stimulation for clients who have Dementia and Alzheimer's and try to keep them engaged in familiar activities. Essentially, my goal is to be able to give the best care possible for the circumstance. I believe patience, kindness, and empathy are key to being a great caregiver. I am also a believer in allowing a client to do as much for themselves as possible for as long as they can.
I have had my husband & 21 year old son loose their battles against cancer within 6 years apart. I found that caring for them without any assistance was a great challenge that I concorded alone. The medical perfessionals were superb in their help and we work together well. I gained a vast amount of knowledge & experience regarding both colon cancer & osteosarcoma of which my guys suffered, dealing with chemotherapy & surgeries. Even though they lost their battles, I found that a part of me is has become more loving & understand of human sufferage than ever before. I am blessed to be strong and I am appreciative of having good health, and the ability to help others in need of care and companionship. I am also, both patient and loving, having been through such devastating experiences with my loved ones. I have dedicated myself to assisting people in need and l love what I do. I have been working in this field since 2010 and was hired by Rescare soon after my husband passed in 2016. I feel I have something to "give back", and I will be happy to do so by assisting your loved one's in need of loving and respectful care. It will be my pleasure to assist your family with the best of my training and experience. I am certified in CPR, First Aid, Fire & Safety & have taken a Altzheimer/Dementia training course. I am registered with the CA State Registery for Care Givers & Certified. I have have taken & passed numerous Care Giver classes including: HIPPA, Senior Care assistance in all aspects of care, and have passed in depth Finger Print screening. Also, I have broviach catather & colostomy care experience & was trained via Children's Hospita & Emmanuel Memorial hospitals professionals. I have great communication skills, a wonderfully personality, and I would be delitefully appreciative to assist you and your loved one.