Caregiving has been part of my family tradition.
Iam a very patient person that helps me to be a great caregiver. Working with elderly, we need to be patient, since life has slowed down for them , we need to go on their pace not ours.
What attracted me to be a caregiver is that , back home its a joy for us to take care of our elderly family members. For 18yrs i worked for The Salvation Army in Fiji , I managed care facilities that housed victims of defilement ,rape and domestic violence. There were clients who were old, displaced , disabled and homeless. Caring for people with different kinds of needs became part of my life.
What i enjoy most about being a caregiver is that when i see those under my care are happy, fullfilled,content inspite of their medical condition. I enjoy when i see that i had made a difference in someones life.
The achievement iam proud of is that in the past i had taken care of very severe dementia clients. I had cared for some clients for above years in a row. I had learnt a lot on the job and that experience i gained is what makes me proud. I am an excellent caregiver because I have had over 30 years of experience in all areas of caregiving. Privately and with Local agencies. I have a lot of compassion, patience ,understanding & experience , reliability in diverse areas of caregiving.First Aide and CPR , Hoydr lift, and love cooking FYI!! I have an extensive background In all areas of caregiving and my psychology degree is a definite plus in the understanding of behavior and a nursing student for year and a nurses aide for several years qualifies me in diverse areas of caregiving . I became interested in caregiver after my father passed away at 42 of a stroke I was 16 and worked at an assisted living facility at a young age . Being self-supporting I am flexible with overnights distance traveling using a lift if needed , bathing and I love to cook !! I'm originally from New Jersey . My experience expands in alzheimer's, heart disease, Brain injuries , dementia patients.I am a caregiver in all aspects wherever needed with the family and person in need. Working for the county I have extended experience with disabilities that are wheelchair-bound . I am very social I love to talk and do what is needed , My references speak for themselves , they are excellent and Current. I understand difficulties from teaching special education for the Marin County office of education for 19 years and my specialty is behavioral management and have an excellent driving record. I have two sons that are now ground themselves. I have two sons that are grown themselves now. Please consider meeting with me to see if I am a good fit my reliability, patience, compassion and experience is what you were looking for. ( my rate can always be negotiated depending on the circumstances ) WILL CONSIDER ADJUSTING HOURLY RATE DEPENDENT ON CLIENT CARE NEEDED, DISTANCE,FREQUENCY OF CARE, AND ACUITY. With over 25 years in medical field I have worked in multiple settings from ER to in home care case management, pediatrics, geriatrics and wound clinics. I have had many rich experiences from working with patients of all ages and from all walks of life. My patients have given me a great appreciation for life, its many ups and downs. I have a big heart, and offer true compassion, deep understanding and nurturing patience for clients no matter what their condition or health challenge. I have been described as flexible, honest and trustworthy, easy going, reliable and dedicated. I am insightful, intuitive, creative with problem solving and joyful presence. I offer a calm and healing presence. Using my holistic nursing skills of stress management, healthy yet delicious meal prep (including knowledge of special diets ie, diabetic , cardiac, gluten, dairy, soy free) and prescribed therapeutic integrative medicine modalities, therapeutic massage. WILL CONSIDER ADJUSTING HOURLY RATE DEPENDENT ON CLIENT CARE NEEDED AND ACUITY. More detailed description and skill set available per request.