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As a Candystriper many years ago, I gravitated toward the elderly. As a nursing student (I didn't not complete), I found that it was the elderly that needed that one-on-one, extra time spent, relationship. While in college, I provided home care/companion care, and have on and off for the past 35+ years. I've had a myriad of clients with different concerns and at various stages of health. I spent two days w/my father-in-law while he was in hospice, and was present at his passing, calling TOD. I enjoy doing for others, providing them w/care and companionship while allowing family members to take a much-needed break. An "achievement" that I'm most proud of is giving a client back some semblance of pride. Though she suffered from dementia, she could still communicate and read. Her abject fear was to be alone and trapped. I made a sign that was at the foot of her bed that reminded her that she was never alone and that someone was always there. The sign had velcro dots, and each caregiver had a small sign w/their name on it that could be affixed for their shift. She was able to call us by name when she became panicked, fearing that she was alone (even though someone was always in the next room). When she sat at the dining room table eating her meal and because she didn't have the strength to push herself away from the table, she would fret that she was trapped and couldn't relax enough to enjoy her meal. I made a little tent card that had a picture of a dining table and chair, and it said "you have the power to move back from the table because we will help you". Both signs made a huge difference in her life...something so simple, yet so powerful.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read this. I am looking to help care for you or your loved one. I am willing to travel in reason. I have a criminal justice degree, management experience, a NY CNA certificate (17 yrs), and I recently graduated from school for my LPN, I have not taking the state exam yet, but will very soon. I have all my immunizations, psychology courses completed along with a First Responder course completed. I have worked in a 120 bed nursing home, this med surge unit and have done home care, for a few people. I managed medicines, looking for side effects, lab values, range of motion, I have experience with dementia/ Alzheimer's, bipolar, depression, aggressiveness, hearing losses/aids, incontinence, wheelchairs, hoyer/stand lifts, ambulation, personal care, dressing, working with physicians and families on creating plans of action to ensure safety, emotional wellness, and physical needs are being entertained. I am available to help with laundry, cooking and driving to appointments. I have two vehicles that are insured and reliable. I am a honest, dependable and caring person who enjoys making someone day a great one! I became a caregiver because I enjoy working with people and making them feel their best while providing their dignity, independence and utilizing my experience to help people stay healthy, stay home and stay a person, not a number in a nursing home. I love living life and putting smiles on peoples faces! I have very strong letters of recommendations, including previous employers and from a Cardiac physician. If I seem like someone you or your loved ones could use to help in any way, please contact me.

Skills & Certifications: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)