i became a care taker when i was 16 years old.i started in john adams nursing home ,got state certified and eventually made my way into home care.my last job was the one on one care of my nana.24-7 ,7 days a week,365 days a year.she had althiemers,bedridden...........i had aides help in the later stages of her care,nurses came 2xs a week.i also gave her meds to her ,did wound care.she had stage 4 pressure sore that had to be cleaned out by special vacuum.i was taught how to do that n was taught how to pack her wound ,it was on her coccyx bone.she was very confused n contantly pulled her dressings off and id have to re do-it.iwas with my nana from 2006-2010,until her last breath,i laid beside her in bed and held her hand.......i also was pregnant ,my bella was 4 months old when my nana passed.....up until now ive been an at home mother ,now looking to go back to work....i am reliable,smart ,very funny and can work with althiemers patients so well.i love taking care of the elderly,over the years ive learned that they have great wisdom n knowledge,n the memories of thier early lives are facinating............war i learned that when im working with seriosly confused patients to enter THIER world.i also have become a master at medical terminogy,just by seeing and hearing it in the work place.20 + years and im lucky to have known and worked for the many people i have.in home care aides come and go,but im a keeper.the reason for that is........i like knowing my patients n thier rout
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