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Hi my name is Stacey and i have always loved to take care of others. I am a fun very loving person with a very big heart and a soft spot for the elderly and special needs. I found my passion in this as a young child but when my mother(my best friend)was diagnosed with terminal cancer I dropped what I was doing and took care of her and my stepfather every single day until she took her last breath. i. I love everything about in home care. Its in my passion . I am also a mother of 2 amazing children. My son is 16 and my daughter is 12.I have a very big family that I am very close to and very blessed to have. I love the outdoors like swimming, working in my yard and love to travel when I can. I always tell everyone when they ask about caregiver that you can not do this job just because of the money. You have to love everything about it. My friends have always asked how do you do it with out getting attached? I get attached to everyone I take care of, You have to because that is how you get to know them and there needs. You have to love and care for them like they are your, mother, father, Grandmother and so on. Even the ones that are feisty or some might think are very grumpy or mean. Those are the ones I get a kick out of. Alls some of them are needing is for someone to just listen and companionship because they may not have any family anymore. I have gained so many family's in the past 6 years by taking care of there loved ones so now there not just a part of me I'm a very big part of there family's as well. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile.

Skills & Certifications: Home Health Aide (HHA)

The first time I began to consider the nursing field as a future career choice was in 2004. I was 8 years old when I swam with my aunt Rose in their private pool and she had a seizure. I was able to recall basic knowledge about seizures taught from my two aunts who were nurses. I set a spoon inside of a towel and placed it in her mouth. I then yelled to her son, my cousin, "Call 911!" At that moment I was performing a cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It was the longest five minutes I have dealt with; it felt like an eternity. From that day onward, I wanted to make a difference by helping people to the best of my abilities. I am thankful that my other two aunts were nurses, and that they had taught me some basic medical knowledge which I was able to use to save my Aunt's life. I was born and raised in the Philippines and had moved to the United States on October 4th, 2009 to be with my mother and grandmother. Growing up, my family members would always describe me as a person that tries their best in everything they do, whether it is school, family, or my job. No matter how hard the obstacles are, I aim for success. I supported myself financially after high school with daily needs and college school expenses by working full time and signing up for extra shifts. In March 2014 to March 3, 2016, I worked 16 hour shifts, 2 days in a row every weekend at Garden Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. When I did not have classes in the morning, on the weekdays I would work 8 hour shifts in the afternoon or night and vice versa if I had school in the afternoon. In doing so, I was able to pay for my car, insurance, necessities, school, and help my grandmother. I love helping other help other individuals medically, emotionally, and spiritually by providing the best patient care with all of my heart.

Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)