I have been a caregiver for 5 years I have certificates in Caregiving , CPR,and First Aid . I also have my Federal fingerprint card . . What I love most about being a caregiver is putting smiles on my clients faces... what makes me a special caregiver is that I pay very close attention to the
details on how and what my client needs to ensure they get the best care possible . I have a very possetive attitude that I seems to bring out confidence in my my clients to do things that they thought they could not do because of a physical or mental condition . Giving possetive feedback to any person can help build up someones self esteem and help my clients to believe more in themselves and there challenges they face . I became a caregiver after my Aunt passed away , she was living in a retirement home for the elderly. My aunt was not a tiny woman but not obese she was covered in bedsores when they found that she had passed and her oxygen hose to help her breath was not properly attached to her oxygen machine . It was then that I decided that no one should ever have to live in those conditions and no family should have to go through the horrible experience that my family went through after her passing away . I have taken the place of caregivers that were let go by my clients due to either poor care to them or there loved one or because there prior caregiver was caught stealing. I keep myself and my home very clean so I have no problem with cleaning and scrubbing to help keep my clients home free of harmful bacteria that can cause infections and viruses that can be harmful to there health . I have experience working with clients whom suffer from dementia, bi -polar ,and manic depressive disorders . I also have experience careing for clients with COPD, Diabetes, stroke victims, nerve disorders , MS , incontinence issues ,and paralysis . I love being a caregiver .. I am searching for 8 hours minimum of work per day or more, flexible to live in also.
1. I became a Certified Nursing Assistant, CPR certified, and HHA, Home Health Aide in the early 90s. I have been certified ever since. I was working as a waiter in a RETIREMENT HOME, when I became involved in care without not knowing it, as I enjoyed helping the residents of the facility. Harriet Brown one of many residents there, thanked me for helping when someone needed it. She stated to me and others that I went the extra mile to assist others.
2. I Love to help people, I like to be in the right place at the right time to assist them.
3. It is very important that I make my clients/patients smile and feel comfortable.
4. I am a good companion, active person, super clean, and willing to help. I am a good listener and like to learn from every experience. We never stop learning, we never know everything. What makes me a good caregiver is that I want to be there when you need me.
I have been an RN for some years now. And I am retiring this month.