Helping others was always a big part of my life at a very early age. Being able to help seniors was a gift inside of me. I just wanted to help them so their life could be easier. Working as a caregiver, I enjoyed hearing all their stories and the wisdom they have. Helping them accomplish their goals was rewarding. Being able to connect with people & help others is what life is all about.
I have worked with seniors twenty-five years. I have had my CNA certificate since 1994. Most of my experience have been working as a nurse tech. in the homes of my patients. The job duties are: Meal prep.& feeding, Personal care, Exercise program with patient, Toilet assistance, Med assistance, Dr. visits, Transfer & walking assistance, Daily vitals, Light housekeeping,
Worked with patients with dementia, stroke, diabetes, wound care, blood pressure, cancer recovery, broken bones.
I have enjoyed working with children with special needs. A little boy with down syndrome had a feeding tube, severe heart condition, seizers. I was there over three years in McKinney Texas.
I have been a caregiver my entire life. It is what I love to do. I have worked with the elderly in the past, professionally in a nursing home and assisted living as well as doing senior care in a private home .I assisted and provided care for a legally blind, 90-year-old American hero from Monday-Friday during the days. I have worked extensively in childcare and special needs care as well for years. I quickly realized how much I loved caring for the elderly. I have experience with dietary needs (diabetic, special diet, etc.), medication, bathing and clothing, dementia (and other memory conditions), exercise and physical therapy as well as housekeeping, appointment scheduling and visits. I am not one to just merely check off a list of things to do each day, but really engage the person in my care and try to go above and beyond. I want to be the next best thing to a family member, like a family member, a bonding relationship. This is my passion.