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I was a caregiver to a quadriplegic professor when I was in college to help pay for my tuition. After college, I continued doing private care on the side for some Alzheimer patients at a nursing home. In 2004, I enrolled at a nursing school for a year and a half. I did not finish my degree, but I did receive my certification as a CNA and as a Medication Technician. I keep up to date with the newest discoveries and findings in the world of medicine. Even though I have not had any new medical training, I am current on my knowledge of diseases, medications and side effects of such medications. For instance, I am aware that when you care for an Alzheimer's patient, you step into his/her world, and not insist that he/she conforms to your expectations of what is real. I am compassionate and capable. All of the kids are either all grown or almost grown, but I still have this vast need to nurture. My husband refuses to be smothered, so, I need to go out of the house and find someone else who would appreciate being cared for :-) My kids are my biggest accomplishment. The eldest is going to medical school this summer, and the middle one is attending UMKC in August. The youngest one is doing great as a Sophomore while giving out just enough sass to maintain her teenage status.
I have worked for 20 years in various social service and healthcare agencies. I have serviced individuals from MR/DD, the mentally ill, disadvantaged youth an the elderly. However, being a caregiver has been one of the most fulfilling jobs I've ever had. I am a down to earth, laid back person who is dependable, loyal and trustworthy. I think with my work experience and education that I would be a good careworker.
I love helping others. It gives me great satisfaction knowing that I am providing a service to those in need. It started in childhood when I began caring for my Brother Jimmy who has a severe Mental Disability to my Son Chris who has Autism/Fragile X Syndrome to my Father with Parkinson's Disease, my Mother with Breast Cancer, my husband with complications from a Sigmoidectomy procedure from Diverticulitis. As a mother I feel I have a natural fit when it comes to paying attention and listening and taking care of those who desperately need assistance from us who's heart is in the right place.
Well I've been in the medical field for over 15 plus years. I have worked in nursing homes , hospitals , group homes is l also taking care of a family member. I love being able to help people with the ADLs activities of daily living, you have to have the patience in the heart for this type of job and I do that's why I believe I am a great candidate because I try to treat people the way I wanted to be treated if I needed the help or any of my family members needed it.
I am a 41 year old female. I have 4 children. My youngest was born in 2002 and was my inspiration for becoming a caregiver. He was born with a couple of syndromes and lots of medical challenges. This I became very good at taking care of him. Was a natural caretaker when I was growing up as I was told from family members and friends. This situation made me want to become a professional caregiver and has allowed me to be able to see some of the most common medical equipment and machinery that is used these days. It has tought me a lot.