My 13 years experience in caring and assisting people who can't do for themselves. My characters (trustworthy, reliable, responsible, accountable, caring) shows me with so much compassion for the people I serve makes me a great Caregiver/Personal Assistant/CNA.
I became a CNA/Caregiver/Personal Assistant because I enjoy taking care of people who have lost their ability to handle their basic needs.
I like being a CNA/Cargiver/Personal Assistant cause I take comfort in knowing that I make people comfortable as possible, put a smile on their face, and help improve the quality of life for them during what can be a trying time in their life.
One personal achievement I am proud of is being the main role, for 6 years, in helping a man regains a positive outlook on/for his life after suffering a Stroke that left him with paralized on his right side, wheel chair bound, and told that he would never walk again. I committed myself to be his leaning tower(Personal Assistant/Caregiver). After 5 years of going to Physical and Occupational therapies 3 times a week with him, learning the exercises, then assisting him with these exercises in his home.he is no longer wheel chair bound, he walks 2 miles a day , he drive his vehicle, he's continues exercising in a gym, and he's no longer depress about his ability but encourage others living with a disability.
I began my career as a certified occupational therapy assistant. I helped the elderly to improve their independence in dressing, bathing, feeding, toileting, and more. I worked on strengthening activities, range of motion and breathing techniques. Issued adaptive equipment if necessary, as well as worked with Stroke pts, hip fractures, and many more.
I stopped working in the field to be a stay at home mom. I've since gotten divorced, and have been a nanny for a year for an infant who just turned 1.
I also took care of my mother-in-law when she developed cancer and took care of her in my home until she was admitted into hospice.
I have a strong passion for helping the elderly. I find them interesting, knowledgeable, funny and kind.
I am raising my 2 girls, ages 6 and 16. I love children as well. I am trying to provide a better life for them. And I hope to someday renew my license as a therapist.
I was very sick when I was a child, so perhaps that gave me the ability to truly feel for the people who need help and don't feel well. It is very rewarding and I hope to make a difference in their lives as well as their family members lives.