I retired from state employment as a secretary eight years ago, and decided that i wanted to start a new career that would give me an opportunity to be of service to others. Caregiving has been the perfect second career for me.
I started my first care giving job with the Sacramento Senior Companion Program. As a volunteer for that program, I provided care and companionship for elderly women for one year. I worked with various clients through the Seniors Helping Seniors Program after that, but for the past six years, I've worked part time primarily for clients through the County of Sacramento's In-Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS). My duties include basic housekeeping, and providing transportation to doctor's appointments, grocery stores, and other locations as needed. I also offer advocacy services for clients with financial, medical, or home service issues; research prescription information; provide home safety advice; and offer companionship. I'm always eager to learn new things associated with care giving, and welcome any questions you may have about my experience and qualifications.
At this time, I hope to find part time work during weekdays. I am also open to working occasional weekends. My car is almost new, and my DMV record is clean. I prefer that job sites be less than 20 miles from my home in Antelope.
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile, and I hope we will have an opportunity to work together in the future! I'm a caregiver because I'm natural and at ease to help people, especially those in their senior years who are incapable of living independently .Some cannot actively function either because of health issues , and some may be just needed company to be able to cope with issues of growing in age. For the past 9years I have been a caregiver,Within those years I have venture out to get necessary traininning too to further serve my clients in a more comfortable, safest and , updated right procedures of carrying out my tasks, I find working in the environment of homes likeable and comfortable. To be able to work and do the very activities I like in my home example cooking,cleaning, gardening, arranging things neatly, and conversation with my clients is so interesting and leads me more to get to know them well. As they they share openly their upbringing, their likes and dislikes, their favourite past times, their favourite food, what ticks and things that irritates them.Out of this open and relaxed conversactions I will venture to serve with ease .With all my years of serving as a caregiver I feel that I have fulfilled an achievement by serving according to how they want to be treated, with respect and dignity,The bond that I always leave behind is always incredible that I normally receive letters of affirmation and appreciation of my service. I become close and be treated like family with family members and friends. What a satisfying feeling that I know I can do this kind of work with Love, Care, and a passion that only God knows how much I love what I do. I have been working as a caregiver for over 16 years now. I have Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinson's experience. I am CPR/First Aid trained. I am a very patient, kind, loyal, trustworthy and respectful person and I have always loved taking care of people. What attracted me to becoming a caregiver is when I started taking care of my grandmother when she was diagnosed with Dementia and from there I discovered how much I love taking care of the eldery. I strive to put a smile on my clients faces and being able to help someone live a better fuller life is rewarding to me personally. What I enjoy about being a caregiver is getting to know my clients, I enjoy seeing my clients happy and comfortable. Helping my clients be able to enjoy their lives more because they know they are being provided with excellent service is important to me. I can help with All ADLs as needed, meal prep, Housekeeping, activities, grocery shopping, taking client to appointments, Companionship and I am a amazing cook! A personal achievement of mine while being a caregiver is winning employee of the month 3 different times. I continue to strive to be the best caregiver I can be for all my clients and their families. I'm also on my way to getting my degree in Medical Assisting at UEI College in Elk Grove CA. My classes are from 5:30pm-10:30pm Monday-Friday. I am Available to work 7 days a week 6am-4:30pm. Thank you :)