I am very a compassionate, hard working, honest , responsible, dependable person , I am easy to get along with , I have the personality of the caregiver,I do my best to meet the needs of my clients , I treat my clients with respect and dignity, I have 18 years plus of experience working with seniors, and I have the skill needed to do a very good job , until now all my clients are very satisfacted with my work , and all of them like me and so far I never had a client I didn't liked either . I love my job , it brings me so much satisfaction to be able to help someone who need help and make their life easier and more pleasant, and I will always do my best to take care of my clients with a loving heart. Most family these day are looking for younger caregiver, maybe this is the reason I haven't been hired as a caregiver, but I had noticed that the families are posting here the same job over and over,and I wonder if they ever choose the right caregiver , I wished someone give me the opportunity to offer my services , my experience and my knowledge and am sure they will be pleased with my services . Thanks for the opportunity. Sincerely Deyanira Kanoa. In 1981, when I was a five-year-old child, my mother became gravely sick with an illness her doctors could not diagnose. She often spent four to five months at a time in the hospital, recover enough to come home, but would fall ill again and again with no explanations. This went on for approximately seven years. During the time my mom was home my two sisters, brother, and I did everything we could to make her comfortable that we were capable of doing as children. Yet, seeing my mom in pain and so much discomfort instilled within me a tremendous sense of empathy and compassion. Despite the short periods of time she spent at home between hospitalizations, I developed a deep sense of appreciation for my mother because I missed her terribly. Thankfully, she finally came home and the relief was immense.
My grandmother lived with us for 15 years due to her deteriorating health as a result of diabetes, cataracts, loss of hearing, and the loss of the ability to clothe and prepare her own food. I helped to dress her in the morning, attend to her left foot which she almost lost to gangrene. But we managed to heal it and she only lost her left big toe. She was still able to walk albeit with a walking chair. I loved to bake so I would make special desserts for her which she was allowed small portions. It was a great activity for us to bond together. She could watch me make it and give me tips.
In college, I became a Caregiver for a quadriplegic man. Although, I didn't have experience caring for a paralyzed man, Michael told me he would explain what he needed on the job. My morning shift started at 7AM and I bathed his nude body, medicated his bedsores, emptied his catheter, performed physical therapy, and fed him his breakfast. If he had chores to complete during my shift, I'd dress him then move him from his bed to his wheelchair and into in his van. Once we finished his chores, I would put him back in his bed, remove his clothing, and clean his apartment.
After being a recipient of outstanding caregiving services for a terminally ill relative, I, myself developed a an interest in providing home healthcare services as a career. As a result, I became Certified as a Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide in 1996. Over the years, I have met many wonderful clients and developed an extensive skill-set providing all levels of care, bathing, dressing, meals, medication reminders/monitoring, shopping and transportation. I am also skilled in acute bedside care, including palliative / hospice care. I have gained additional training working in several hospitals in the Austin area, but ultimately returned to my passion, which is providing outstanding care in the a person's own home, thereby relieving the stress families feel when looking for competent care of their loved ones. I truly believe that care provided in the home can note only promote a much better quality of but can actually extend their life, compared to care provided in an institutionalized setting. I remain strongly committed to that mission, and believe I can be a great asset to your family.