Hello! My name is Melissa. I absolutely Love caring for and helping people! Its very rewarding to me to make a difference in someone else's life. I am very sympathetic, empathetic, easy-tempered, patient, kind, loving, honest, dependable and very knowledgeable in Many areas of diagnoses.
I have a Registered Nursing background and was an RN up north for many years. I left my career to take care of my Mother full time, who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease with dementia. When the time came to renew my license, I couldn't afford it and had to let it expire. Now, in order to get my license down here in FL, I have to obtain the money to pay for classes and re-licensure. This may take some time. In the meantime, I do have all the experience and knowledge of a Registered Nurse and have worked in Several different fields and with many different people.
I would absolutely Love to have the oppertunity to care for you or your loved one! I am looking forward to hearing from you! Thank you so much and God Bless! Certified Home Health Aide, with experience in taking care of patients with ALS, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Cancer, Recovery, Cardiovascular Disorders, COPD, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Hearing Disorders, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Renal and Urological Disorders, Strokes, and basic senior needs. I am bilingual, speaking English and Spanish, and can work with any patient well. Over 20 years of experience.Assisted clients in their activities of daily living
Engaged clients in physical and mental exercises prescribed by their physicians
Prepared food to ensure that physician's orders were being followed
Arranged medicines to be taken on schedule by providing appropriate reminders
Monitored clients for signs of deterioration or concern and reported the changes immediately to the clients' families I became a caregiver because I have experienced family members and close friends that went
through difficult and painful illnesses. I saw a need for a person who could advocate as well as be
there in a loving, compassionate, and dedicated way. I also had friends who were going through the same experience with their loved ones. I am very thankful for the 13 years experience I have had. In these years I have learned the necessities and responsibilities it takes to be a quality caregiver who is loyal and highly regards the client's integrity, safety, well being, and comfort. I believe in helping a person to remain independent as long as they are capable.
I am very knowledgeable in multiple levels of care giving including Alzheimer/ Dementia, Cancer, COPD, Parkinson's, Stroke, Heart Attack. I have a level 2 background check through AHCA. I am drug free and smoke free, good with pets and enjoy cooking.