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Personality - This is the single most important ingredient to consider. Caregivers need an innate sense of selflessness and empathy, and sometimes what may seem like a natural personality fit can be deceiving. Most people have a good degree of human compassion but only those with the right set of inner ingredients can voluntarily sustain themselves over time. Don't assume that one personality type is best until you have experience with it. Look for "sweetness," a willingness to serve, an absence of "attitude," and the patience to weather a patient's bad days. Be leery of people who stipulate non-medical tasks they won't do. With the exception of injections, wound care and dispensing medication out of prescription containers, there should not be much they won't do. It's their attitude toward work that matters most. Reliability - Caregivers work largely unsupervised. Hourly caregivers can run into all manner of obstacles in getting to and from their assignment locations and excuses abound. Prior references will provide clues as to whether or not they can be relied upon. Take this seriously but not too seriously. References can provide a measure of what will happen when you are not around but a lot of people are reluctant to disclose negative characteristics about former caregivers. They are unwilling to expose themselves to possible recrimination and often don't want to harm someone's chance to make a living. Honest, caring,loving these some the things that makes me a good care giver.... Being a caregiver for 28 years has helped me in so many ways, I have worked in Hospitals, Nursing home Facilities, Private Duty, etc. I love what I do in helping each client I've ever worked with. Taking care of sick people that needs my help gives me joy in my heart and it let me know they need people to work with them that care.
The reason why I became a caregiver. When I was a little girl I always said I want to be nurse because I like to help people.As a teenage I assistant my neighbor mother who was blind.Then desided go volunteer at kingsbrook Jewish Nursing Home where I see the needs and wants for caregivers.After I attended school for Home Health Aide and the then Certified Nursing Assistant.I am proud to be a caregiver and I love what I do.I like being a caregiver is that I can make a difference in a person life. My motto is being a caregiver it have to be from the heart.These are few of my achievement that I am proud of.Mr Z.who I reminded the importance of family,and keeping him from being isolated.He started to maintain contact with his family.He told me he appreciate what I have done for him.Mr Z. also ask me not to leave him until he died. I did and I am happy within myself.Mrs S.when I start working with her,she have blood sugar that was not maintain properly.In few months the Dr see a great changes.She always remind me not to leave her until she died. I did and I am happy.My name is Sharon,I am a Certified Nursing Assistant for 20 years.I am personable, compassionate,patient, attentive,honest,dependable,responsible,respectful,understanding how to care for an older person and exhibits a sense of humor with my clients.I always have a great relationship with my client,easy to get along with.I think you would have me administer to your love one.I am highly recommend by family and excelle