Riva A.

$18.00 / hr

Pittsfield, MA

About Riva

I was a CNA for 6 yrs in an assisted living home/ long term facilities. I did private care for a year then went to pharmacy for 9yrs. Being in pharmacy my CNA expired in 2007 i renewed it in May 2014. I worked for anagency from Feb 2014 till Oct then was in private care from Sept 2014-Jan 2015. I was called back to the job I worked @ 10 yrs ago now in the memory care unit as a CNA. I love the unit it's me & a nurse with 14 residents personal care, daily activities it's a quite & locked unit. I'm very organized a planner have lists & agendas, being a caregiver as in making a bed, to a shower or a grocery run makes me fill accomplished to do it for someone that can no longer or needs assistant doing it.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

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

    Skills & Expertise

    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Dementia
    • Depression
    • Hearing Disorders
    • Hospice Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    CNA

    Jun 2015 - May 2016
    Kimball Farms/LEP/Dementia Unit
    Assisting with daily tasks, bathing, dressing, light house keeping as in bed changes, laundry. Dispensing scheduled medications. Assist to meals & activities.
    Jun 2015 - May 2016

    PCA

    Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
    Sandy Caine
    worked a 10 hr split shift for a man with seizures, dementia & brain damage. Every am woke up, daily routines, very ocd consistency everyday. Was paid thru an agency but the patients mother over saw everything.
    Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

    Pharmacy technician

    Oct 2005 - Feb 2014
    Rite-Aid Pharmacy
    assisted pharmacist with scripts inputting, calling insurances, counting medications & customer services
    Oct 2005 - Feb 2014

    Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield MA

    Jan 1997 - Jan 1998
    Jan 1997 - Jan 1998
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