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My compassion and love for people makes me an exceptional caregiver. I've been in the field for 15 years plus. I became interested in the field caring for my mother whom I lost to Alzheimer's along with other medical complications over 20 years ago. I truly enjoy and love my work, and take pride in caring for my clients.
What make me a great caregiver is my personality I am a very happy, caring and loving person with patience and a little over 10 years of experience. What attracted me to be a caregiver is wanting to be an assistant to those who can no longer assisted themselves with daily living activities. What I enjoy most about caregiving is the client and just being able to be there to give a helping hand . My personal achievements that I'm proud of is getting my job done each and everyday to the best of my ability.
I am a semi-retired RN and want to continue working with people as an in home caregiver. I provide supportive, helpful relationships that meet the goal of achieving and maintaining a person's health and independence, or respite for family caregivers. I have years of experience in geriatric nursing, dementia (Alzheimer's, stroke), brain/neurological disorders, mental health and home health care. I believe in maintaining people's independence, respect and dignity in the safety and comfort of their own home. I have been described by families and clients as compassionate and caring with a sense of humor that helps establish trusting, dependable, warm relationships. Hourly rates are negotiable, unlike home care agencies that charge min.$28 for staff with NO medical background other than OTJ training. I charge $20-$25 depending on number of hours and live in or not.
Being a mother, I have learned several traits that has allowed me to be great as a caregiver. These traits include patience, compassion, the ability to listen and understand others as well as being able to aid with problem solving. I am interested in being a caregiver because I enjoy being in the company of elderly people. They always have a lot of knowledge to impart on me. As a result, I learn a lot from them. I enjoy being able to help others, learning from them and becoming a friend. One personal achievement I am proud of is being able to go to school and earn my degree. Due to my going to school, I was able to learn more about Alzheimer's Disease and obtain a certificate for completing the class. Finally, I was able to graduate with my Associate's Degree in Medical Assistant.
I enjoy making a positive difference in the lives of the persons I serve. I understand what is needed too be a excellent caregiver too the persons I serve. I have 25 years experience working in Home Care and also Directed Care in group home setting. I recognize the need for discretion, tact, patience and good judgement. I'm committed too go above and beyond too deliver the outstanding quality of care that is deserved.
I been doing home health for multiple years because I like helping people and also learning things from the people I take care of. What makes me a good caregiver is my ability to go above and beyond the normal to brighten someone's day and to know that there are people that need and appreciate my help.You have to have patience and a caring attitude some cases are harder than others but in the end its about helping people stay somewhat independent and the need for loving dedicated caregivers are on the rise.
After a career in teaching special education, I am ready for a life change. Last year I was able to moved back home to Pittsburgh from Harrisburg, PA to take care of my mother, who was suffering from COPD, since both of my daughters had graduated from high school and left for college. I was divorced and wanted to return to my family. At first, I looked for another full-time teaching position, but since I missed the beginning of the school year, and maybe my advanced age, I was only able to find work as a substitute teacher. At 55 years old and in this stage of my life, I have decided that I would better be able to help individuals through a one-on-one relationship, rather than a classroom of 25+ children. My experience taking care of others includes being a mother, daughter, and granddaughter. My mother and I lived with my grandmother until she passed away at 93, taking care of her, so that she would not pass away in a nursing home. Once my grandmother passed away, my mother became so sick, she had to retire at 70, and passed away 6 years later from complications with COPD and heart disease. I spent my summers taking care of my mother, and came home every weekend for years, until she died last year. When thinking about a career change, I became convinced that I could help myself, and others, by providing companionship and helping with personal care as well as domestic duties. My education is in teaching, rather than medical, so my opportunities are limited. However, I am willing pursue additional professional development to gain the skills needed to help others, as I am helping myself. My personal achievements that I am most proud of are my grown children. Jeanne, 21, attends Temple University for business, and Jacqueline, 18, attends Penn State for music. I look forward to their futures, but continue to miss the family who raised me. This is why I am seeking employment working as a caregiver.
I am a graduate of Duquesne University. I love working One on one with people, in their homes. I have worked with disabled children and adults for over 20 years. Many of the children were autistic. I have also worked with adults with brain injury. I enjoy the personal experience of working with people individually.
I feel me loving to help people. The fact that i pay close attention and enjoy meeting new people each day helps me to be a great health care provider. I became a cna because i wanted to be able to make a difference in peoples lives. When they have no hope id be there hope there motivation to keep going. One reason to continue to enjoy life .