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Sydiatou M.

Sydiatou M.

$19.00 / hr

Germantown, MD

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About Sydiatou

When I came to the United States about ten years ago, I noticed there are lots of senior homes for the elderly. I was amused because where I come from(Sierra Leone, West Africa), we do not have such institutions. So that was initially what pulled me into becoming a caregiver. I then started by attending a caregiver school and became a GNA in 2011. I also went further to become a CMT(certified medicine technician), and now I'm in Montgomery Community College taking my prerequisites for Nursing to one day becoming a BSN. In the process of all this, I have come to love and enjoy what I do as a career. There are a lot of things that I enjoy so far being a caregiver, especially being dependable upon. When I look at the elderly here, I miss my grandparents back home the most; so whenever I get the opportunity to care for a senior, it brings a feeling of fulfillment in my life, that it challenges me to do my best in all I do for them. Through this I have learned and master that whatever it is that I do for the elderly, if I am not PRESENT, there is no way I'll be able to make an impact in that senior individual's life. So I make sure I am PRESENT mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically when I care for an elderly. I am also dependable, reliable, trustworthy, credible, and supportive, all which I considerto be my personality traits. My goal is to always make a positive impact in my elderly clients lives. I'm also a mother of three precious children ages Nine, Five, and One. Whenever I leave home for work, my Five year old endeavors to always ask me "Mommy are you going to take care of someone today?" I would then say "Yes Jemma, I am going to do just that!" I feel proud of myself because I know through my work, I'm teaching these little people I'm in care of, the real essence of CARING.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In
  • 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
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

GNA/CMT

May 2014 - Present
Adventist Home Assistance
Assist with ADLs. Transportation. Medication administration. Meal preparation. Companionship. Light housekeeping. Fall prevention.
May 2014 - Present

CNA

Sep 2017 - Present
Marie Petty Corbin
ADLs. Meal preparation. Errands. Laundry. Medication administration. Transfer. Wound dressing. Palliative and Hospice care. Dimentia care.
Sep 2017 - Present

Montgomery College

Jan 2017 - Jan 2021
Rockville, MD
Jan 2017 - Jan 2021
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