My name is Patricia ! I work with individuals with severe mental disabilities as a Direct Support Professional. I am looking for a new job closer to my new home. I am First Aid, CPR, and MAP Certified. I also have a long list of other certifications I can provide for you. The individuals I work with have serious medical issues such as seizures, hip dysplasia, spinal stenosis and other diagnoses such as Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and Autism. I also have experience with Alzheimer's. I assist with all activities of daily life such as showering, toileting, grooming, cooking, feeding, and also having fun! Pretty much anything you need to do to live. Another thing that I really enjoy doing with my individuals is accompanying them to doctors appointments. I love to expand my knowledge and learn new treatments and ways I can help so my individuals can live the most joyful life they can. Thank you for your time and consideration! This is not an occupation I have been in, My background is surgery, and endoscopoy, and massage therapy. However, I am by nature a nurturing, caring person. I am honest and i would and do treat all clients with care and respect. I can identify with the elders and infirm because of my age. My expertise is in body mechanics, health and nutrition, human psychology, and reading energy. I am thorough and responsible. I would want someone like me if I needed a caregiver. I am intuitive, insightful, empathic. I like this work because I am helping people.