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Serving older adults is my passion and my vocation. I consider myself a life-enrichment care partner and truly feel I am in a place of honor when spending time with those I serve. In the past 9 years, I have served older adults in various settings: those living with a variety of health conditions and physical/cognitive abilities . I listen well and nurture trusting relationships based on respect and dignity. Through my work experience in activities, as a Community Companion, and in my Gerontology studies, I have become more sensitive to the challenges facing a diverse population of older adults and am keenly aware of the damaging effects of isolation. I am committed to serve each individual and partner with them to experience joy and success in their daily life. I practice person-centered approach to address the mental, social, spiritual, and physical well-being of every individual. I am compassionate, flexible, creative, have a strong moral and work ethic, a warm and cheerful personality, and a great sense of humor. I have earned the Basic Activity Director Certificate, an Introduction to Guardianship Certificate, as well as completed Hospice Basic Training I & II. I am certified in American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and I have an Oregon Food Handlers certificate. I can help with domestic duties including light cleaning, laundry, meal planning/prep, assist with appointment scheduling, transportation, shopping, and running errands. I can assist with bathing, offer companionship throughout the day, can engage individuals in meaningful conversations and activities based on their interests whether in-home or out in the community. I am willing to assist with specialty projects, home organizing, light gardening, and event planning. Thank you for considering me. All the best, Kim

Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

I have been a CNA for 12 years, obtaining my license in 2006 and renewing through 2017. For the last 2 years, I was the supervisor for my client's healthcare plan. Because I was not working under the auspices of an RN, submitting the required number of hours under a supervisor, my license lapsed. The skills and experience gained throughout that time are still strong, ever expanding for the best possible healthcare outcomes. The first part of my career was spent in the nonprofit sector as a successful administrator. Then my father had his first stroke. I had always promised that he would be taken care of by his family for as long as possible when the time came, and the time had come. He moved into my home and I realized that I actually was very good at caregiving. When my father passed away, I moved to Portland, OR and got my license as a CNA in 2006. I also have a BS in Sociology with a minor in Fine Art, did post graduate work in various behavioral therapies and have spent many years studying complimentary healing modalities. I even spent a few years as an Activity Coordinator for an Assisted Living Center. Love cooking, gardening and pets. I co-owned a cleaning company and was a caterer in the past so I am very familiar with the high standards you deserve. My clients and their families have given me some of the most profound, loving experiences of my life. Together, with client, family and healthcare providers, we will create a progressive and responsive support system. Is your home arranged to serve you best? Does the food that you eat heal or harm you? Have you used an advocate to go to doctor visits with you so you have every advantage for clear and useful information? Is there beauty in your life? What do you want to do with the rest of your life? How can I help you? These are the questions we will answer together. I promise to be professional, responsible, kind, empathetic and meticulous for and with you.

Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)