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MARIAMA B.

MARIAMA B.

Diamond tier

$20.00 / hr

Laurel, MD

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About MARIAMA

I am a highly experienced Certified Nursing Assistant and Geriatric Nursing Assistant with a focus on caring and quality of life. In addition to my focus on caring for the physical needs, I work to make the quality of life as rich as possible. I believe in a proactive approach, engaging the client even when there is nothing that requires attention. Caregiving is a natural for me. I came from a very large family and experienced caregiving early. My early showing of the caring tendencies let my siblings to call me "Mom," even as a small child. I love my clients like they are part of the family. Like family members, I want them to have the best care plus the best quality of life. The skills from formal training and certification and the experiences I have had allow me to give the quality healthcare and quality of life enhancement. My personality, which is positive with a large dose of laughing, is an important part of improving the quality of life of a client. I find being able to improve the health and quality of life very satisfying. If I can help the client have fun, that is the best. I had one client, who was an Alzheimer's patient, for three years until she passed. I take great satisfaction in the fact that the healthcare prolonged her life, and the outings and other things we did made her life pleasant. Distinctive Healthcare awarded me Employee of the Quarter for the work I did with her.

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
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Nursing Assistant

Aug 2015 - Present
Care Management Group
Provided the same high quality, proactive support as with Distinctive Home Care. Served as a travel companion to one of my clients. Made great changes in the quality of her life. She went from not being able to walk or talk to being able to talk, sing, and dance.
Aug 2015 - Present

CNA / GNA

Feb 2011 - Present
Distinctive home care
Highly Experienced Certified Nursing Assistant and Geriatric Nursing Assistant with a focus on caring and quality of life Have cared for many during my work. l always treat the client as part of the family. In addition to my focus on caring for the physical needs, I work to make the quality of life as rich as possible. I believe that the clients should have fun in their lives. Unlike many CNAs, I believe in a proactive approach. The fact that nothing bad is happening, doesn't mean that I don't have anything to do. I must proactively stimulate the clients and improve the quality of their lives. I also provide needed services: Companionship Bathing and dressing Meal preparation Assistance in eating Monitoring vital signs Light housekeeping Laundry Transportation Errands Appointments Medication monitoring Outings to do fun things. Provided high quality, proactive support to several clients, each with unique circumstances. Adapted the support to meet the needs of the specific client. Worked with extending the range of life experiences of the client and providing a positive atmosphere. Named employee of the quarter due to the care I gave and the feedback from the client's family.
Feb 2011 - Present

Prince George's Community College

Jan 2013 - Jan 2021
Largo, MD
Jan 2013 - Jan 2021

Dominion academy

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Lanham, MD
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Government independence memorial secondary school

Jan 2001 - Jan 2007
Freetown, IN
Jan 2001 - Jan 2007

Reviews (1)

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July 2020
Mark B.
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Mariama was very skilled and had many suggestions to help my wife with her condition. She cared for her very well, fed and gave her plenty of fluids, and helped me by cleaning and vacuuming.
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