Lorinda B.

$15.00 / hr

Topeka, KS

About Lorinda

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!!

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Short Term

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

New Castle High School, New Castle Indiana

Jan 1974 - Present
Jan 1974 - Present

CNA

Dec 2015 - Nov 2016
Midland Care Connection
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.
Dec 2015 - Nov 2016

CNA

Dec 2015 - Oct 2015
Blassingame Home Care
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!
Dec 2015 - Oct 2015

PCT

Dec 2015 - Jul 2010
Stormontvail Hospital
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!
Dec 2015 - Jul 2010

CMA,CNA

Jul 2010 - May 2007
Lexington Park Assisted Living
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.
Jul 2010 - May 2007

CNA

Jul 2007 - May 2003
Peggy Kelly House
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, bathing, feeding,hygiene, taking them to Dr. appointments, daily activities, and taking them outside. The owner sold and we moved on!
Jul 2007 - May 2003
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