What makes me a great caregiver is because this is my God given Gift to care for His love ones. We each have a Gift that God has given us before we were born, and mines is to be able to care for the Elderly. At the end of the day, I get to go home knowing that I was given an opportunity, and the challenge and the blessing of being able to care for the Elderly. I think that's why I was put on this earth, and I think its' my calling like I said earlier in this statement. This is my purpose in life, and I am fulfilled by doing so. Below is a prayer I wrote.
Our father, as I enter into the Homes of your love ones, I bring your presence with me. I speak your Peace, your Grace, your Mercy and your Perfect Order as I, the caregiver do your will. I acknowledge your power over all that will be spoken, though, decided, and done within these walls.
Lord, I thank you for the Gifts that you have blessed me with. I commit to using them responsibly in your Honor. Give me a fresh supply of strength to do your will. Anoint my projects, and ideas, so that even my smallest accomplishment may bring you Glory.
Our Heavenly Father, when I as your Servant am confused; guide, and lead me. When I am burned out, infuse me with the Light of the Holy Spirit. May the work that I do, and the way that I do it, bring Faith, Joy, and a Smile to all of your love ones that I come in contact with each and every day.
Thank you Heavenly Father for given me, the Caregiver an opportunity, and the challenge, and the Blessings of being able to care for, and to help your love ones, the ELDERLY.
In Jesus name, I pray,
So you see, this is who I am, and my Character, and who God created me to be!
My first experience as a caregiver was working in a group home for individuals who have developmental disabilities. I worked in two different group home settings. One home was all male and the other was primarily female. I gained experience working with clients in wheelchairs; who had dementia, seizures, ostomy bags, 02 machines, CPAP machines; who needed ADL assistance, feeding assistance, bed pan usage, etc. I enjoyed my work because it didn't feel like I was working. In between doing the tasks that were needed of me, I enjoyed my client's company and engaged them in activities to help enrich their lives. When I moved to St. Louis I worked as a Home Health Aid and worked with clients who had Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, in hospice, multiple sclerosis, etc. I worked in client's homes and sometimes alongside other caregivers to help provide the best care possible. I am currently Adult CPR and First Aid certified, I was a certified Med tech in both NJ and MO state so I have some knowledge of medications. I hold a BA in Psychology and am trained in behavioral management techniques. I just like giving back. I used to work retail, but never enjoyed my jobs because I never felt like they were jobs that really made a difference. I got my degree in Psychology in hopes to work with people who need someone to be there for them. I enjoy knowing that I can put a smile on someone's face.