Hi! My name is Beatrice and I am a certified AHCAS. I chose to be a caregiver because I do care and I have a lot of empathy for my clients. I face new challenges every day and I love it! I am a perfectionist. I love to help people with everything they need to be helped. From simple things like cleaning and cooking, to all that includes ADL and IADL. Beside, I can help with all kind of paper work, even apply for benefits, paying bills, making doctor appointments, managing your medication, taking you wherever you need to go!!!! Also a good driver. I am a good listener, positive attitude, great companion, happy person and definitely I can make your life easier. I am extremely satisfied if you are satisfied. Your happiness and overall well being makes me feel happy and useful. I strongly believe that when I help you, I also help myself. I am catholic and pray and meditate as often as I can. I can manage my time and yours as well. I am proud to be at your service. Thank you. I have always been empathetic to the challenges of others. I am very adaptable and have a lot of patience. I would love to help you in doing the most important job in the world and caring for your loved one(s). When I was younger, I worked in a nursing home and loved being around the older people and being able to make them smile. Growing up, I participated in retreats for handicapped people, assisting with eating, walking or pushing a wheelchair. I took sign-language classes just to be able to communicate with the deaf in my community who had few people to communicate with. As I got older, I worked in home healthcare, assisting people with Alzheimer disease and took pleasure in being able to give their primary caretakers a reprieve, offering their loved ones gentle care from a pleasant and peaceful person. In recent years I was a school bus driver, transporting youth who had been kicked out of their schools, to their new schools. I engaged them in conversation and activities which helped to create a peaceful experience to and from school each day; something they were unaccustomed to. Within two months, you would have thought I was transporting a bus full of gifted children, as the children's aggressive and antagonistic behaviors stopped completely and they became agreeable and calm. I have taken care of four quadriplegics, providing range of motion exercises, bathing, feeding and whatever else was necessary in caring for them. I cared for a friend's baby who would often laugh and smile feeling comfortable in my care. I enjoy singing, being playful and helpful to children as they learn and grow. I have 3 children; a 30 year old who is a doctor, a 28 year old who manages a catering company and a 16 year old daughter at a boarding school preparing to go to Harvard Law and one day become a judge. I've always seen and been a caregiver, for as long as I can remember. I am the oldest in a family of seven siblings, and have also cared for some of the elders in my family as an adult. I have an abilty to assume and anticipate needs of others. I am an excellent communicator, and enjoy improving the lives of others. I have a good standing current CNA liscense, Basic life support first aid/cpr, emergency care technician training, an degree in liberal arts with varying emphasis' including early childhood education, anthropology (linguistic, and cultural) as well as Psychology. I am single, and enjoy my time reading, garden, walking, movies, and crafting. I adore the people I have the priviledge to care for.