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I became a caregiver because when I was in my early teens my grandmother suffered 2 severe strokes leaving her entire left-side of her body paralyzed. for the first year and a half i volunteered to take care of her bathing her, transferring her in a hoyer lift with the assistance of family members later on in my teen years when i was old enough i took on trainings and volunteered at L & M Hospital in New London, transporting patients. Therefore from me doing the care for my grandmother made me realize how great it would be for me to pursue a career in healthcare. Helping other families like my own. I enjoy making family's feel confident that their loved ones are being taken care of in the best quality of love and care. One of my favorite things I've experienced in being a CNA is when i sit down and talk to my elders. Hearing how they feel and ensuring them that i am someone they can count on. Working in different medical environments, Fast- paced or even slow paced i have always had Elders as well as their family members acknowledging how different i am and how grateful they are to have me. Also the fact that people see the hard work and effort you put in to make people happy, Which is a great feeling being appreciated. A personal achievement that i am proud of is earning my CNA certification. I feel that was one of the greatest things i have done. Currently i am a student at Three Rivers Community College, Continuing my healthcare career journey in changing lives.

Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant

Hi my name is Derek and I am a recent college graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English Literature. My entire family is in the healthcare industry starting with my aunt Kim who is a registered nurse and also an EMT at the same fire department that my uncle John, is the chief of. My cousin Raina is a med tech at a nursing home in her home town. My sister is nearing the completion of her Masters in Clinical Psychology and will be starting her big internship at Butler Hospital very soon. It seems the caregiving runs in the blood, because I have been told by numerous people, most known yet some not, that I am an excellent father, and acknowledge that I take very good care of my three and half year old son. I consider this caregiving experience and if you have children of your own then you will understand why. I worked for the Perspectives Corporation in Exeter, Rhode Island as a direct support professional but my flame there was short lived, having been involved in a domestic issue that required me to miss a day of work without much notice. It was regrettable and unfortunate losing that job. While employed there however for about 3 to 4 months if I recall correctly, I provided care to three gentlemen with developmental disabilities that lived in a cozy home provided to the three of them free of charge by one of the client's parents. I worked mainly overnights so bathing, preparing for bed, and monitoring throughout the night was typical, as was making brea