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I am a healthy, active, strong 47 year old woman. I have worked in an assisged living facility, a hospital, and a rehab facility. I have also done a lot of private duty. My longest assignment was caring for a quadriplegic man. I have raised three daughters, so I understand children as well.
I've been a Certified Life & Wellness coach since 1996. After moving to Maine, I opened my private practice in Yarmouth. And started volunteering at ME Handicapped Skiing (now ME Adaptive Sports & Recreation), & with disabled veterans. For reasons beyond my personal control, I had to close my private practice. So I decided to use my skills serving others in a different capacity, this time focusing on the elderly population in Maine as well as Hospice service. I started as a caregiver with 3 different agencies in the Portland area. After 2 yrs, I 'down-sized' to two agencies in order to get certified as a CRMA. Quite often I am asked to start the service with a new client. Several times family members of a 24X7 client requested for me to be the primary caregiver and to coordinate the day to day client needs. In fact, it was commented that "when Maria is out, things really don't go well. As soon as she's back, everything flows so smoothly." My biggest personal achievement was to be selected "VNA's caregiver of the Year 2016". Ive becobecextended famiky to my elderly clients and hospice patients, as they have become to me. I'm honored & feel priviledged to serve my clients/patients at end of life as well as providing respite for family members and guiding them throughout the weeks/days before & after losing a loved one. My life's journey has taken me all over the world. I speak numerous languages, have lived on several continents, learned skiing at 47, ballroom dance competitor at 49, certified diver at 52., and now plan to get my private pilot's license by my 70th Birthday. Having supported my husband and only son during their cancer journeys, I learned that we cannot take anything for granted in life. We must find our own way of living life to the fullest each and every moment. I'm grateful for all the people who have touched my life. Each and every one has been a gift to me as I have been a gift to them. I hope to touch many more lives.
I really enjoy working in a home environment, I understand personal space with clients, knowing when to be helpful but to also step away. I've always been very trustworthy and a good team player. Communication and a sense of humor is a big part of caregiving to me. I enjoy listening to clients and what they have done in their lives. My biggest personal achievement was taking care of my mother when she was failing, and being with her when she passed away.
Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
It is in my DNA to help. It is what I do best & where I am most content. It is my joy to give others joy in what ever way that is for the individual. I find it a challenge & a blessing to work with a person who may be considered a challenge to work with, & with some good listening skills & some T.L.C. get that person to relax & not be so demanding. A little about me. I have two hobbies that keep me grounded & contribute to my personal & professional life. One is photography, I do mostly nature & wild life, which teaches me patience & being still to listen. Second, refinishing/painting furniture. This allows my creative nature to open & flow, think out side the box. Take something old, dull, maybe not so interesting & bring it back to life , new , bright & fresh. My friends & family call me a very positive, encouraging person. I find the good in most all situations & people. I have joy in my heart & I love to share the love & joy with those around me. I like living.
I have been in the care field for the past ten years. I have worked with many populations including folks with developmental disabilities, dementia, brain trauma, mood disorders and schizophrenia. I have worked with all ages except for children (professionally). Art is my main passion and I have made art since my childhood, but as far as job positions, I have always found care jobs. Care is natural for me, I strive to honor the people I care for and am able to build a rapport quite quickly. My biggest joy about caring for others is that I learn an immense amount about different perspectives, experiences in life and get to connect with people that are often cast aside in our youth and perfection obsessed culture. An achievement; when I can truly apply the depth of care and respect that I give to people I help, to myself, that feels like an achievement for where I am right now in life. Helping people become or remain as independent as possible no matter how small a task, is also quite a good feeling.
I currently have 7 years experience in healthcare, graduated with A. A. S. in para-medicine and currently possess a State of Maine paramedic license. I have experience working in hospital ED's, transport services and in emergency services. I am currently pursuing a nursing degree and I am looking for PT work in home care. I have many years of experience working with different age groups both in and outside of healthcare and I have really enjoyed it! I also have the necessary skills that are needed to care for a person with healthcare issues such as medical monitoring, medication administration, nutrition, etc. I also have a solid understanding of the pathology of many different diseases and illness such as diabetes, dementia, heart disease and the like. Most importantly I possess critical thinking skills needed to identify an emergency or changes that may lead to the need for further care. I possess a high degree of both professionalism and empathy. I have a great sense of humor and a ton of life experience. I treat my patients just as I would my own family and friends. I also use care.com and you can find me there as well with a more extensive employment and background history.
I became a caregiver because I love helping people. Caring for people is a honest attitude for me. I am a social service worker as well and in school for Cna. In my previous state Connecticut I also was a medical asst. Here in maine you need to exam all over. Where healthy help is needed I love to be there.
I became a caregiver when my father became ill and needed someone to take care of him. I am a retired licensed massage therapist and taking care of people is what I am passionate about. Being a caretaker is a perfect fit for me because I enjoy working with people, I am strong which makes transfers not a problem, helping clients with rehab or exercises comes naturally, I'm a gourmet cook, and am a trained artist so we can always think of a fun project to play around with.
I have been a CNA/CMT for 24 years. I have worked in a wide variety of healthcare settings. I enjoy being a caregiver the most because I know it's a Job that can truly have an impact on the quality of someones life.The times I have done home care I found it very rewarding to know that because of me a person was able to stay at home and be more independent than if they had to live in a facility. I am a compassionate caregiver who tries to anticipate what my clients needs are ahead of time.
Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant/certified medication aide