Maria Cristina V.

$15.00 / hr

1.) What makes me a great caregiver? First, I have empathy & compassion working with client in a home care setting. I feel the desire to want to help. Knowing the care about the client & want to do what they can to help them. Secondly, full of patience & understanding. Third, reliable & dependable, can be counted on. Fourth, trustworthy, working & giving care 24/7 or being invited to be in their home, near to their valuables & being trusted to keep client's information confidential. Fifth, flexible. Unexpected events can happen, always prepared to go with the flow, be able to continue to provide good home care, even if a rigid schedule isn't being followed. 2.) Why did I become a caregiver? Since in my very young age I have always been interested in spending time with older people. I love to help & make people smile. I completed my Graduate in Nursing course in 1976 & Post Graduated in Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1978 & had my Masters in 2007. It was at that point that I realized that caring for people, especially the elderly was my calling. 3.) What is my personal achievement that I am proud of? Actually, my biggest achievement in life was yet to come. I am always looking to achieve more tomorrow than I did today &;was striving to improve myself all the time. ... more

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Professional Live in caregiver

Home Care Angels

Nov 2011 - Dec 2016

Give full bath everday. Prepared meals. Keep client warm & comportable. Reminded due pills on time scheduled. Do light housekeeping. Keeping client active in hobbies & interest like for examples; do arts & crafts, such as painting, knitting. Keep tools & patterns simple. Encouraged to read newspapers. Look at books the person used to enjoy. Cook or bake simple recipes together. Work on puzzles. Watch family videos, etc.

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Custom Home Care

Jun 2014 - Jan 2016

Give dailysponge bath/shower. Encouraged client through exercises. Provided standby assist w/cane/walker. Assist in toileting, dressing, put on/removed compressor stockings/hose. Prepared meals/ cases. Medication Reminder. Monitored/recorded Blood Pressure, Weight, BM. Encouraged fluid intake, etc..

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Griswold Special Care

Jun 2010 - Jul 2014

Keep client dry & clean & comportable. Give very light food refrain from choking. Give tender loving touch & care. Report unnecessary findings to the hospice nurse , on call 24 hours. Give sponge bath every day. Monitored all changes observed and report to the supervisor/ hospice staff & family...etc.

Education
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Philippine Womens University/Philippines

Post Graduate in Bachelor of Science in Nursing

1977 - 1978

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CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Jul 2016: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx

Jul 2016: Clients' Rights, HIPAA & Elder Abuse Prevention

Jul 2016: Communicating with Older Adults