April B.

$18.00 / hr

Raleigh, NC

About April

I love providing home care services to those that would otherwise not be able to do so. The smile on their faces is overwhelming and makes my soul smile inside out, this has been something that my mother did as well as her mother. I have always enjoyed helping people so I know I am doing the right thing. My personal achievement is the mindfulness of it all. I'm very loving and kind the youngest of four, very outgoing but grounded I'm that person that holds the door, pay for a person bill if they just don't have enough.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In
  • Holiday Shifts

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Experience & Education

Lead certified nursing assistant

Dec 2008 - Present
UNC hospital
CNA Lead assists with various personal care issues including changing bedding, changing clothing, bathing hospice patients and helping with hygienic routines such as brushing teeth and keeping wounds and dressings cleaned. Hospice patients undergoing chemotherapy often have issues related to mouth and dental care which a CNA attends to as well. A CNA may assist a patient’s family members caring for their terminally ill relative by instructing them on how to go about performing basic health-care routines. A CNA often oversees the hospice patient's nutritional needs, ensuring the patient gets appropriate and foods and liquids. Various types of medications and medical treatments often make it difficult for hospice patients to eat, Non-Medical Treatments Although a CNA is not licensed to provide injected medications, she is often responsible for supervising when a patient takes prescription medicines. She may also start IV fluids when necessary and perform responsibilities such as maintaining eating and breathing tubes and ensuring port lines are clean and sterile. A CNA is also a patient advocate, educating guests and visitors about best practices for interacting with a hospice patient who may be prone to infection or become easily tired. Family Assistance In a hospice setting, family members are often caretakers, and a CNA can provide a variety of respite care services to help the family cope with both emotional and physical care-giving needs.
Dec 2008 - Present

Psy Tech

Apr 2005 - Nov 2008
Life skills at Dover Air Force Base
Psychology Technician (GWOT) • Interviewed new and referred patients to life skills, obtained patient records. • Transcribe Orders, Chart checks & filing; Making new charts, sitting up referrals and appointments for effective counseling • Teaching anger management within group or single settings. • Obtained pertinent information in order to provide applicable counseling involving various therapeutic services. • Intake and evaluation of BHS, BDI-2, BAI and OQ45. • Intake laboratory work collect, test and analyze tissues, cells or fluids in order • Human Factors research with special emphasis on measuring impacts of human factors on performance in aviation • Statistical procedures to interpret outcomes from the various experimental tasks, database analyses, simulations, or testing sessions. • Develops a bibliography or list of references and communicates finding to the Lab Manager or Principal Investigator (PI). •
Apr 2005 - Nov 2008

Delaware State University, Dover Delaware

Jan 1996 - May 2000
Jan 1996 - May 2000

Reviews (1)

StarStarStarStarStar
August 2016
Karen H.
verified ReviewVerified Review
Mother was comfortable and liked April's quiet soft spoken voice. April has a quiet, unassuming way which calmed my mother.
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