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I am a happy and funny person,upbeat,like to sing. I am sensitive and listen well. I can usually come up with good ideas on making something easier to do or more efficient. I'm gentle. What attracted me to home care was all my family and friends telling me how good I would be at it. So tried it with a part time help with a lady with dementia/alzheimer's, her daughter saw how great I was with her mother and hired me full time. From there I learned so much.She would get confused sometimes angry even sad, we worked together to figure it out, her and I . That's where compassion and patience comes in. I Started taking care of a child w/cerebral palsy part time as well. What I enjoy about being a caregiver is knowing I'm helping someone's life to be a little easier,keeping them comfortable and hopefully a little laughter and a smile is really great. Knowing I have made a difference means a great deal. I have had many great achievements in this line of work. One of them was when a client was starting to have a stroke, I caught it quickly and my training from several weeks back with the Red Cross on Abuse and Neglect, First Aid and CPR came rushing back and I just went into action. Once the ambulance was there and one of the other employees told them all I did, They said I did everything right! I did a good job! Wow,that felt great and was thankful I somehow remembered all I had learned. I didn't even realize what I had done till I heard them saying it, but most of all, she(my client) was ok. I have worked with 6-7 different senior's and 3 young adults within last ten years. I have gone through drug screening and willing to again for any client your cost. That sums up some of me,any questions let me know.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Alma Jennings. For the last 9 years, I've seek a second career as a private duty caregiver/ personal assistant. I have live-in, 12 - 72 hours a week and private duty experience. I cared for mother and father. My mother had Dementia, which has since passed away. Adept in performing the following health care needs: * Medications reminders, recording and managing side effects, problems, and keeping family members informed of what is happening * Identifying an emergency quickly and promptly taking corrective measures * Well versed in the role of a home helper: dusting, cleaning, vacuuming, laundry, changing bed linens, and other light housekeeping tasks. * Skilled at preparing meals * Perform personal care activities: toileting, dressing, ambulation, hygiene, and shaving * Transportation: shopping, doctor's visits or other needs * I have cared for Diabetics in assisting with medication, blood sugar diagnostics and insulin injections * Wheel chair assistance, Gait belt and transfers: Handicapped/Disabled * Hydraulic Stand-Up Lift (Hoyer Lift) * Stair glider and board transfer * Handicapped experienced automobile driver * Hospice * I have reliable transportation and a current auto insurance policy * I have my CPR certification * I've had the Alzheimer training class: Additionally, I can speak from personal experience that I was not able to take care of myself for over 3 1/2 years. I had to have caregivers, PT and OT assistants to come into my life to assist me back to a rewarding new life. Caregiving can give you a new prospective of life. This is a second career for me, having 30+ years in education technology. Having the personal and professional experience as a caregiver, I will offer you and your family a caregiver that posse all of the qualification that you need for the comfort of your love one.