My name is Andrea Sparks and I am a wife and mother of two daughters and one son. Helping others is something that I've always been passionate about. To me it is such a rewarding career being that not only do you get to know your patients well but also get to know their families as well.
I have been working as a caregiver for over 15 years now. What made me want to be a CNA/ Caregiver, was when I was 16 my grandfather whom I was very close to had a massive stroke and ended up being paralyzed on the right side, he had to be placed into a LTC center even though we wanted to keep him at home. But it was when I visited him daily that I saw and realized what being a caregiver actually entailed. They were so good to him, and in turn he not only thought the World of them, but we all did to. This helped me to realize what I wanted to do when I grew up.
Skills & Certifications: Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer Recovery, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Blood Disorders, Cardiovascular Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Orthopedic Care, Diabetes, Hospice Care, Neurological Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Renal and Urological Disorders, Post Surgery Recovery, Respiratory Disorders, Skin Disorders, Stroke, Dementia, Arthritis, COPD, Depression, Hearing Disorders, Vision and Eye Disorders, Palliative Care, Tracheotomy / Ventilation, Home Health Care, Vital Signs, Digital & Manual Charting, Activities of Daily Living, Admission/Discharge Procedure, Patient Assessment & Reporting, Medication Management, Wound Care, Isolation Care, ALS