Norkeita M.

$16.00 / hr

I became a caregiver initially as a second income. I had been a licensed hair stylist for about 15 years. However I fell in love with this line of work. Some of the things I love about being a caregiver giver are: Being able to help someone do things that for whatever reason they can't do alone anymore. Also I enjoy passionately completing the tasks asked of me because it brings joy to the patient( people can see whether you are sincere or not) Lastly, one of the reasons I enjoy the work I do is I enjoy being a positive energy to others. When people are sick or "disabled" they tend to be down and/ or ne gative a lot. A personal achievement I am absolutely proud of to have raised 3 children successfully while growing through so many issues of my own. I've seen how my life is progressing and I'm excited to share my story with others when appropriate. I'm currently finishing up final paper work towards getting my degree as a bereavement counselor. It is a big deal to me that so many people need help, are hurting, grieving behind different types of loss and yet they either don't know or don't how to get help to live a full and complete life. ... more

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homecare aide

Hopkins Homecare Group

Mar 2008 - Jun 2015

Helping patients in homes, hospital or nursing facility with bathing grooming. Driving to appointments, use of Hoyer lifts, wheelchairs, shower chairs etc

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health aide

Baltimore Nurses Exchange

Jun 2008 - Jun 2015

Assist patients in their homes with daily activities...

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hospice aide

Gilchrist Hospice

Jun 2012 - Jan 2015

Assist terminally ill patients in their homes with daily needs. Ie.... Bathing, grooming, preparing light meals. More importantly just being present and in the moment with the patient and family during each visit. Being an active listener offering any support as appropriate.

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gna

North oaks retirement center

Nov 2007 - Apr 2012

Assist residents in facility with bathing dressing incontinence feeding range of motion activities etc

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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2010 - 2015 Baltimore MD