Lorinda B.

$15.00 / hr

I am a very caring, passionate person! The PATIENT ALWAYS COMES FIRST! I have been taking care of patients for 8 years now! I am 61 years old and I am old school! I don't believe in rushing because that is when you make mistakes! Take your time with your patients and care for them like you would want to be cared for when you get older. Or if they were your loved one! Let them know that you can be trusted. Keep them safe and their home safe from falls. Wash their face, comb their hair, brush their teeth, etc....make them feel good and refreshed! Respect their religion and ask questions! Listen to them and pay attention to what they are telling you. Respect them and their home! I love helping others that have a hard time helping themselves. It's rewarding to me and it comes from my HEART! I have helped my whole family who have passed in their home with cancer, heart problems, Parkinson's disease, and not one went to a nursing home! This is why I became a CNA! It gave me such gratitude and made me feel good to see them smile at me everyday for making them feel good! When I walk through a patients front door I walk into Their home! With a smile on my face leaving my problems behind me! It's all about the PATIENT! The Patient Always Comes First!! ... more

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CNA

Midland Care Connection

Dec 2015 - Nov 2016

Patient care, hygiene, bathing, toileting, good pericare, grooming, oral care, feeding, cooking, cleaning, laundry, keeping environment safe, ADLS, ROM, exercise,medication reminder, transferring in & out of wheelchair correctly, using lifts if needed, respecting religion, listening carefully and TLC.

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CNA

Blassingame Home Care

Dec 2015 - Oct 2015

Transferred patient out of bed, (wheelchair, walker, rolader), toileting, hygiene, grooming, showering, lotioned, dressing, dried & curled hair, put makeup on, med reminder, cooked, cleaned, laundry, purée food, she was 100 yrs old! Just sit and listen to her tell interesting stories! She was with it! AND TLC!!!!!!!!! She passed & they couldn't give me 40 hrs!

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PCT

Stormontvail Hospital

Dec 2015 - Jul 2010

Dedicated to patient care, bathing, vital signs, feeding patients, transferring patients from bed to wheelchair. Helping patients to the bathroom. Organizing rooms for safety. Recording input and output. Answering call lights in a timely matter. Assisted nursing in their daily routines. Turnining and repositioning patients on a timely basis. Catheter care. Changed linens. Collected specimens. Took blood sugars. Giving reports at the beginning and end of each shift! Left because I wanted to do Home Health Care! ... more

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CMA,CNA

Lexington Park Assisted Living

Jul 2010 - May 2007

Assisted patients with dressing, oral care. I was hired as a CMA and I passed medications to the patients every morning and made sure they took their medications, I also helped with feeding, laundry, bathing, Blood sugars, made sure they received their breathing treatments! Counted control meds with the next CMA that was replacing me and gave her the keys! Then I dropped my CMA because I wanted hospital experience and they don't use CMA's. ... more

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CNA

Peggy Kelly House

Jul 2007 - May 2003

Worked with Alzheimer's patients. Transferred patients from bed to wheelchair with gait belt. They all had different personalities. You have to have a lot of patience and know how to handle each patient. Speak with a soft voice if they become angry and gain their trust. Take them for a walk, listen to them carefully, hear what they are telling you. Very important to try to keep them calm. I assisted in dressing, toileting, bath ing, feeding,hygiene, taking them to Dr. appointments, daily activities, and taking them outside. The owner sold and we moved on! ... more

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

certification

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Education
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New Castle High School, New Castle Indiana

Graduated

1974 - Present