Benta R.
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Diamond

$17.00 / hr

Hello, My name is Benta Russell. I began my personal-care career with Synod Residential Service, in August 2013. I have always done personal-care work since I was a young girl. Growing up in Kenya, it was my responsibility to care for my family's elderly. Every day I would take care of my grandparents by fetching them water from the river, cooking their meals. I also did their laundry, cleaned their dishes, and house. One of the many things I have learned throughout the years is that it is very important to be patient and understanding when providing aid to an individual. All the people I hav e helped have had different strengths and weaknesses, and as the personal-aide, it was my responsibility to understand this in order to adapt to the individual's needs. What I enjoy most about being a caregiver is developing a relationship with the client. As the relationship grows it becomes more than a job and is like finding a new friend. This is important to me because it makes the work that much more enjoyable for both the client and myself. My greatest achievement so far was getting my degree from Washtenaw Community College. There were many days and nights when I wanted to throw my textbooks in the garbage and walk away from school, but I didn't do that. I stuck it through to the end and am very proud to have earned my degree. ... more

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Direct Care (personal Aide)

Synod Community Services

Aug 2013 - Present

House keeping, passing medication, companionship, meal preperation.

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Personal Aide

Synod Residential Svc

Aug 2013 - Present

o Prepare and ensure clients take their medication o Plan and prepare meals that accommodate each individual's specific dietary requirements o Assist clients with bathing and dressing o Ensure that all rooms are kept clean and that the shared restrooms are sanitize

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certification

Home Care Aide (HCA)

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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Education
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Washtenaw Technical Middle College

Culinary Arts

2014 - 2017 Ann Arbor MI

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CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Jan 2019: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx

Feb 2019: CareLinx 101