Lourdes N.

$15.00 / hr

I was a caregiver for a 91 year old Japanese lady with dementia, for 27 months from March 2014 through June 2016. I lived with her in her house (just the two of us). When I became her live in caregiver in July 2014, she was 86 lbs, bedridden and a declared hospice. After just a few months of taking care of her, she gained weight (106 lbs) walked, not bedridden anymore and a "hospice graduate." Her family doctor was so amazed and said that if not for her dementia, she would have been in excellent health condition. She and her four children (they do not live with her) love me like their own family. I love her as my own mother, too. My lady has diabetes, too and I was able to control her sugar by proper diet. My eldest is a nutritionist by profession and I have learned a lot from her. I gave my lady daily a nutritious smoothie drink made of veggies, banana and papaya. She loved it and had developed the habit of drinking the healthy smoothie. I am not a caregiver by profession but my culture as a Filipino is all about respect and care for the elderly, thus, the caring part came out naturally. I was a retired professional who chose to serve and it paid off by the way the family treats me. I went to school to learn and acquire caregiving skills. I also passed the CNA state certification in Hawaii but unfortunately let it expire. ... more

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Caregiver

Aloha Foster Care

Jun 2017 - Present

Assist the elderly with all their assisted daily living activities like: preparing/cooking meals, toileting, bathing, exercising, walking, etc. Incumbent performs basic housekeeping and drives to errands as necessary.

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Home Health Aid

Comfort Keepers

Jul 2016 - May 2017

Incumbent helps the elderly with daily assisted living activities: cooking/preparing meals, medication reminder, doing basic housekeeping, driving the elderly to their appointments, doing grocery shopping, bathroom/toilet assistance.

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Nurse Aide

Wilson Care Group, Honolulu, HI

Mar 2016 - Jun 2016

Assisted clients with daily living activities like meal preparation, housekeeping, bathing, toileting and perineal card, range of motion exercises, legs, arms and back massage, administering and prepouring medications, shopping and other requirements of the client.

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Home Health Aide

Attention Plus Care, Honolulu, HI

Oct 2013 - May 2016

Assisted clients with assisted daily living activities: meal preparation, housekeeping, bathing, toileting and perineal care, range of motion exercises, legs, arms and back massage, administering medications, shopping and other requirements of the client. Talks with the client and even sings with her.

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Aloha Foster Care

Oct 2012 - Jul 2013

Same as the first two job descriptions.

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University of the East, Manila, Philippines

A.B. English

1970 - 1975