I feel that I am a great caregiver because I am patient, understanding, a great listener, compassionate, and very caring. I believe in treating people the way I want to be treated. I am a positive person, I love to smile, and laugh. I am also trustworthy, supportive, and encouraging.
When I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer (Stage 5) 6 years ago, my one and only Caregiver by the name of Barbara, was the absolute best. She took very good care of me, and was such a joy to have around. One day I told her that when I get better, I was going to become a Caregiver too because she was such an inspiration and blessing to me and my family.
I am a natural born nurturer, and I love taking care of people. It gives me such a fulfillment in my spirit to know that I did something that day to make someone's life a little easier.
I am proud of the fact that I was able to complete my courses to become a Certified Nurses Assistant 2 years ago, and I plan to go back to become State Tested to enhance my skills and knowledge in this particular field. I've worked as an LPN for 35 years. My experience includes working with children, teens & adults in a hospital, home care, psychiatric & office settings. I love nursing & I love helping people. But, as I age, I want to cut back in hours & limit my lifting abilities. I'm looking for daytime hours during the week, but not to exceed 16-20 hrs/wk.
I'm a foster parent to a teenage boy who is participates in after school & church activities & I want to support his interests and supervise him as needed.
While I still intend to keep my nursing license current, I would enjoy keeping company of others who need a little helping hand, yet may offer insight or words of wisdom!
I'm a true Libra: I'm artistic & creative, intuitive, patient, caring, knowledgable, love helping others & volunteering, seek balance in everything I like & do, am meticulous in keeping details/being & helping others be organized and enjoy time spent with others.
I'm a writer; I love to write poetry and desire to write some books "some day". I like to cook, garden, play with my cats & dog, surf the NET, visit thrift stores & yard sales, make gifts to give to friends & family, cook for friends & play cards or just talk....really just about anything. And I love learning. I read alot & I love to hear other's stories about their life's journeys! I would love to hear YOURS!
My time spent volunteering is my most precious achievments. One I cherish the most is that I was "matched" to a 12 yr. old g