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Objective Compassionate, resourceful, and reliable patient care specialist, possessing over 15 years of professional and personal experience in home, nursing facility, and assisted living settings, seeking to provide the highest quality care to elderly and disabled clients. Skills • Provide thorough and careful assistance with daily living needs including bathing, grooming, and dressing. • Purchase, prepare, and serve food for patients, following special prescribed diets. • Administer prescribed oral medications under written direction of physician or as directed by home care nurse. • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, and problems in order to report and discuss observations with a supervisor or case manager. Check and chart patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration. • Massage patients and apply preparations and treatments as necessary, being attentive to patient’s hygiene, proper positioning, and injury prevention. • Assist patients into and out of bed, automobile, or wheelchair, to lavatory, and up and down stairs. • Accompany ambulatory patients outside home, to medical appointments and social engagement, serving as guide, companion, and aide. • Provide social support and companionship to clients, many whom are completely housebound and often do not receive many visitors. Entertain patients; read aloud; and play board, card, and other stimulatory games. • Perform light housekeeping including laundry, dishwashing, and general household
Working with people in a home care. Or residental setting can be challenging but also rewarding at the same time. To be s successful caregiver it not only takes book smarts but a few essential qualties only certain people have that makes them stand away from the rest. I posess the following qualities and that is why I feel I stand out from the rest. it is essential that a caregiver feel the desire to want to help. By showing both empathy and compassion i am letting my resident know that they care about the person and want to do what they can to help them. Make them feel important and at that moment the most important. Patience. Is a virtue many do not posess. When you work with someone who is depending on you to help them with things they can no longer do it is important that you are patient and understanding. It helps to sometimes put yourself in the other person's shoes and see what it might be like to ask people for help. When a person is rushed that is when mistakes happen and injuy and accident occur. I am someone that can be counted on to be there. If I says i am going to be there to provide cares every Thursday morning, then inwill be there every Thursday unless there is an emergency. Those needing home care services need a reliable and dependable caregiver. Trustworthy. Most people need care services are in a vulnerable position. They are inviting someone into their home/room to be near their valuables. A good caregiver is someone who is trustworthy in this regard, as well as in being trusted to keep the client's information confidential. Flexible. As with most things in life, home care needs may change and unexpected events can happen. A good caregiver will be prepared to go with the flow, being flexible, so that they continue to provide good caregive, even if a rigid schedule isn't being followed.