Alonzo C.

$17.00 / hr

Burnsville, MN

About Alonzo

I BECAME A CAREGIVER BY CHANCE.UNEMPLOYED, NOTHING LOOKING PROBABLE. PACK MY THING MOVED TO MN WHERE MY BROTHER LIVES, MANKATO MN. STILL NOT LOOKING GOOD. WENT TO THE MN. WORKFORCE WHERE I MEET MISS. ELSY A JOB WORKFORCE COUNSELOR. TOOK A JOB ASSESSMENT TEST. MISS ELSY RETURNS THEN ASK,WHO ABOUT BECOMING A NURSING ASSISTANT. THERE'S A NEED FOR MALE CNA'S.NEVER HEARD OF THIS TITLE BUT MISS ELSY BELIEVED I'LL BE GOOD FOR THIS. SHE SENT ME TO SCHOOL AND WOW HOW MY EYES WHERE OPEN. I WAS HURT BUT BECAME INSPIRED ALL AT ONCE.I WISHED I KNEW THIS WHEN MY OLDEST BROTHER HAD A STROKE AND MY MOTHER BECAME VERY VERY SICK.I WAS GIVEN A OPPORTUNITY TO HELP ELDERS AND THOSE WHO NEED ASSISTANT WITH THEIR DAILY LIVING, A CHANCE TO UNDERSTAND AND STOP BEING DOWN ON MYSELF FOR NOT KNOWING HOW TO HELP MY BROTHER AND MOTHER. GOING TO THE MN WORKFORCE CENTER AND MEETING MISS ELSY IS WHY, AND I CAN'T BE ANY PROUDER FOR MYSELF. BECOMING A CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT AND REGISTERED ON THE MN NURSING REGISTRY HAS BEEN MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT. WORK AS A CNA FOR SEVEN YEARS KNOW FINALLY SETTLED.MY WIFE JOB MOVED US A LOT. I HAD A STROKE IN 2012 WHICH WAS HARD ON ME UNTIL A GROUP A RESIDENTS THAT I ASSIST HEARD I HAD A STROKE AND CALLED. THERE MASSAGE WAS WE KNOW YOU'LL BE FINE BECAUSE YOU NEVER BELIEVE IN GIVING UP ON US AND YOUR CONSTANTLY ASKING FOR JUST A LITTLE MORE. WE ARE ASK YOU TO BELIEVE IN YOU BECAUSE WE DO. THAT VERY SAME DAY I BECAME HOPEFUL AND RETURN TO WORK IN SIX MONTHS,ALTHOUGH MY

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

    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
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Hospice Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    HHA.,FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE.BLGD. ATTENDANT

    Sep 2013 - May 2014
    EPISCOPAL HOMES
    MONITOR BUILDINGS OVERNIGHT,DO LAUNDRY,ASSIST WITH ADL'S PASS MED'S AS NEEDED ASSIST WITH MEDS AS NEEDED ASSIST WITH BATHING,GROOMING,DRESSING, BRUSHING OF HAIR AND TEETH ,FILLING,ANSWER PHONE ESCORTS SHOWING OF FACILITY.
    Sep 2013 - May 2014

    LEAD

    Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
    WHITE PINE SENIOR LIVING
    ASSIST SUPERVISOR WITH ASSIGNING JOB TASK. ASSURING ALL TASK ARE COMPLETED, CHECK ALL REPORTS PRIOR TO FILLING.TRAIN NEW AIDES AND HELP WITH ASSESSMENT OF ALL EMPLOYEES ASSIST RESIDENTS WITH BATHING,GROOMING,DRESSING,AMBULATE, ALL ADL'S.
    Mar 2010 - Jul 2011

    MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL

    Jun 1972 - Jul 1976
    Jun 1972 - Jul 1976
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