Arafa O.

$17.00 / hr

I am a caregiver with more than 14 years of experience with seniors and people with special needs. I provide safe, respectful, loving, skilled care towards every one of my patients. I will deliver peace of mind to family members by keeping their loved ones safe while also protecting their independence and preserving their dignity. I give detailed information and pay close attention to my clients and to the families' needs. I have taken care of many people from family members, friends, and clients in facilities to group home members and privately cared for patients. Whatever the needs may be, I strive to go above and beyond my call of duty. Life is a treasure and if I can provide life or encouragement to anyone, or let them know that they are still loved and living with grace and dignity, I am that Angel. Many people lose their independence and feel lost. I can give clients, as well as their families, peace of mind knowing that things will work out fine. I have CPR/First Aid certification, Certified Home Health Aide, Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Medical Aide (CMA), am a residential counselor, provide individual service/support plans, behavior plans, & have experience with dysphasia, Alzheimer's & Dementia and much more. I have achieved more than 50 certificates and extensive training over the last decade. All families need a break from the worry and stress of caring for loved ones. Please call me to talk about what I can do for your family! ... more

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

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CNA/GNA/CMT/PCT

Private Aid for Professor Bibhuti Mazumdea

Nov 2012 - Nov 2015

Help to shop and buy groceries• Prepare meals, cleans house or does laundry• Help with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, administering medications• Aid with transferring the recipient in and out of bed• Assist with physical therapy, injections, feeding tubes or other medical processes• Arrange the medical appointments and transportation to the doctor or clinic• Order and pick up medications at the drugstore• Discus s the care plan and needs with the doctors and care managers• Handle a crisis or medical emergency• Fill the designated “on-call” position for the family member ... more

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CNA/GNA/CMT/PCT

Agency - Assisted living

Jan 2012 - Nov 2013

Home management tasks including housekeeping, laundry, shopping and errandsPrepare and serve simple modified diets according to instruction and assist with feeding as necessaryAssist with bathing, dressing and groomingAssist with toileting, including use of bedpan, commode or toiletAssist self-directing consumers with transfers and ambulation including use of cane, walker, and wheelchairAssist self-directing consumers with medicati on reminders or refilling the consumer’s prescription at the local pharmacy as specified on plan of careProvide routine skin care. assist self-directing consumers in applying nonprescription topical medications to skin surfaceCollect routine specimensObtain consumer’s weightAssist self-directing consumers in reminding them of their home maintenance exercise programsAssist with the emptying of indwelling catheter care bagAssist the self-directing consumer with reminders on changing the tubing or refilling a tank in the use of their oxygen equipment ... more

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CNA/GNA/CMT/PCT

Private Aid for Judge Bess Lavine

Mar 2011 - Mar 2013

Help clients or residents with the activities of daily living• Perform personal care tasks; hygiene, ambulation, eating, dressing, toileting and shaving• Talk with clients, give them companionship while participating in resident activities• Prepare hygienic meals and snacks for clients• Provide transfers assistance by moving clients in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or cars• Change bed linens, clean and iron laundry and assist in keeping room, cabinet, and dresser drawers neat and clean• Maintain a specialized approach to responsibilities such as uniform, start times and absenteeism• Take and record vital signs• Create and maintain a pleasant work environment• Help with sanitation and housekeeping duties of client’s room, bathroom, and common areas• Perform general household tasks including laundry, shopping, errands and transportation• Implement and support resident-care plans ... more

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CNA/GNA/CMT/PCT

Tha Arc of Montgomery

Nov 2010 - Jan 2012

Asseses patient condition by monitoring vital signs; recording intake and outputAdministers treatments by dispensing medications; changing bandages; administering oxygen; maintaining oxygen supply and equipment.Records patient informationHelps patients care for themselves by introducing and teaching assisted living techniques, such as using a cane or walker, using special utensils to eat, using special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene needs.Helps family members care for the patient by introducing and teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patientMaintains a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following asepses standards and procedures; changing linens, dusting, vacuuming; maintaining kitchen and bathroom facilitiesProvides nutritious meals Maintains continuity of patient home care by documenting and communicating actionsProtects the home health care company by adhering to professional standards ... more

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

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Home Health Aide (HHA)

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Education

Patient care Technician (PCT)/ Certified Nursing Assistance(CNA)/Geriatic Nursing Assistance (GNA)/Home Health Aide/Certified Medical Technician(CMT)

2012 - 2016 Falls Church VA

Information technology, Phlebotomy Technician

2002 - 2006 Falls Church VA

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CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Sep 2016: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx

Sep 2016: Clients' Rights, HIPAA & Elder Abuse Prevention

Sep 2016: Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 1

Sep 2016: Communicating with Older Adults

Sep 2016: Assisting with Personal Care Through ADLs

Sep 2016: Assisting with Independent Living Through IADLs

Sep 2016: Emergency Preparedness for Caregivers