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Dana F.

Dana F.

$10.00 / hr

Clarksville, TN

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About Dana

I have been a CNA for 15 years. At the age of 20 I started going to the nursing home where my grandmother resided and took care of her. She had Alzheimer's. She could not do anything for herself. I would go and feed her and help the other CNA's take care of her. I had a RN and Administrative staff from the nursing home talk to me about going to school to become a Nurse. I enrolled in their CNA program and completed all courses and passed State Boards in Paducah, KY. My grandmother died a year after I received my certification. I worked there for 8 years. I took some time off until my two children were in preschool. I then decided to go back to being a CNA, but this time I wanted to give the hospital a try. I applied to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. I got the job. A job most people dream about getting. I loved every second of it. It was remarkable, but very different from nursing homes. I was a CNA, but did LPN work with my patients. I feel like I've been around the world working at Vanderbilt. You come across so many different walks of life and each patient is different and that in itself is so rewarding. I decided to not go to nursing school because I love being able to bond with my patients. I didn't just want to do paperwork and give meds. I love being a CNA. I love every relationship I've built with my patients and their families.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Overnight
  • Holiday Shifts

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
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

CNA

Jan 2016 - Present
Dana Fort
Daily duties of CNA.
Jan 2016 - Present

Hopkinsville High School

Jan 2001 - Jan 2005
Hopkinsville, KY
Jan 2001 - Jan 2005
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