I am a compassionate and energetic caregiver with over 20 years of experience providing loving care to seniors and adults of all ages and needs. I love working with seniors because I have the passion and patience to give them the security and love that they need, and I provide a fun and happy environment for them to thrive. I am very light-humored and love to make my patients smile!
I have been a proud owner of my own private homecare facility in Washington state for over 11 years. I have worked with nurses, home doctors, hospitals, and PT/OT's regularly due to the nature of being a care facility business owner. I've also worked in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and private home care. I moved to California and am seeking a full-time or Live-in position in the Bay Area.
My certifications include the following: 1) Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR), 2) Fundamentals of Caregiving Certification, 3) Dementia Manager Specialist Training, 4) Dementia Caregiving Training, 5) Mental Health Specialist Certificate, 6) Mental Health Care giving Certificate, 7) Diabetes Certificate, 8) HIV/AIDS (Prevention, Transmission, Treatment), 9) Nursing Delegation for Medication, 10) CPR/First Aid. TB Test and continued education since 2003. Experienced with Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinson's Disease, Diabetes, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hospice Care, Cancer Support, Breathinf Support, Incontinence and Bladder Management, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health Needs, Catheter, Special Dietary Needs, and companionship, cooking, housekeeping, laundry, etc.
Skills & Certifications: Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR), Depression, Dementia, Cardiovascular Disorders, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Disorders, HIV/AIDS, Hospice Care, Neurological Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Home Health Care, Hearing Disorders, COPD, Cancer Recovery, Blood Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Post Surgery Recovery, Orthopedic Care, Palliative Care, Vision and Eye Disorders, Tracheotomy / Ventilation, Stroke, Respiratory Disorders, Renal and Urological Disorders, Skin Disorders, ALS