I'm a great caregiver simply because I'm naturally empathetic , compassionate, enjoy helping people, and always give the best of me .
I've served clients with trach/vent, suction & feeding tubes, colostomy bag, cardiac & foley cath, AFOs, wound vac, and IV's.
I practice preparing healthy delicious meals, love animals, gardening, music, enjoy baking and lots of laughter.
I'm extremely creative and always thinking of ways to help assure safety, comfort, and joy to my clients and their families.
I've provided loving care to critical new borns, playful pediatrics, and exceptional companionship to seniors and people of ages.
As an intensive care nurse, dialysis & behavioral health technician, and certified nutritional educator, I've experienced working with an array of clients with various diseases and disorders including;
arthritis, alzheimer's, blood, cardiovascular, cancer, COPD, dementia, depression hospice, HIV/AIDS, gastrointestinal, hospice, neurological, seizures orthopedic, palliative, rehab, parkinson's, wound care, and post surgery recovery. I am Certified Home Heath Aide, Nurses Assistant, CPR Certified, 12 years Hospice experience excellent references, car, Insurance and a perfect record.
I became a caregiver for my Grandfather, Grandmother and Father 10 years ago, I also went to school to be a CNA and CHHA and I have been working for VNA of California, Hospice, Since 12/27/05. I am very experienced and enjoy working with people that need me. I am very flexible with my days and hours. I will clean, cook, personal care, vital signs, catheter care, colostomy care, aroma therapy, and ROM. I am friendly and love to take care of the elderly. I was 39, my family needed my help(Grandfather) Grandmother and father) I moved out to Yucca Valley, Went back to school to become a CNA and CHHA while, cleaning carpets in Palm Springs and private duty care giving and taking care of my Grandfather (dementia) Grandmother (stroke) and my Father (cancer, alcoholism, and dementia) they have all past away and I proudly and willingly took care of all 3 while going to school and working.
I promise you will not be disappointed with my care, skills, and honesty. Thank you in advance for considering me.
Tonya Cognata, CNA, CHHA
818 317 0764.
Rancho Mirage, CA
I am extremely blessed to have been shown my calling in this life. I was given the soul of a caregiver. I wanted nothing more, as far back as I can remember, to become a nurse as well as a Flight Attendant. So, at the young age of 17, I left a small farm town in the Mid-West (Niles, Michigan.) Made both my dreams... reality! I have always enjoyed the Geriatric Field of Nursing and one day hope to own and operate my very own 6 person, RCFE, here in the desert area. I believe the small, intimate "Golden Girls" residential care homes will become the future of assisted living. I have over 23 years experience as a Licensed Nurse and have truly enjoyed caring, loving and giving all God gave me to give not only to residents/patients, but to families, friends and the countless healthcare workers I have had the pleasure of crossing paths with to learn, teach and grow to strengthen the KNOWLEDGE needed to provide the best possible care each and every soul so greatly deserves. I am so proud of my accomplishments and knowing I did it on my very own makes it all that much more......telling!!! Mara A.
Cathedral City, CA
Bilingual CNA with 5 years of experience in long term, sub acute, hospice, home health and rehabilitation settings. Experiences in vital signs, blood sugar, tube feedings, sitter, medication administration, injections, bathing, repositiong ect. Recently graduated from nursing school. Background check on hand!!