Francine B.

$15.00 / hr

Santa Fe, NM

About Francine

When I was 19, my mom encouraged me to take the nursing assistant course. I did, and since then I have had 3 years of experience in caregiving for the elderly, the sick, and the handicapped. I worked in a nursing home for a year caring for those with dementia and Alzheimers, those recovering from surgery, those on hospice care, and those simply in long term care. I also have a year of experience working for a single client with MS in her home. She is completely paralyzed so I worked hard to make her quality of life as high as I possibly could. I made sure she knew she could rely on and trust me, thereby giving her some control back in her life. I've also worked in a long term acute care facility for almost half a year. There I gained experience with patients on ventilators, patients unable to communicate or move, and those with infected wounds, among many other conditions. I am a licensed CNA and have BLS/CPR training (certified). I enjoy the challenge of meeting needs wherever they come up. I believe creativity is a must when giving the best care you can. I enjoy the process of discovering the best ways to respond to needs as they arise. I am proud of the work I do and am very confident that I do it well. It gives me joy to help people in daily tasks and provide emotional support or a listening ear. I am a very empathetic person and so I learn very fast how to predict the needs of individual clients. I also understand well the dynamic between the caregiver and the client and I am capable of maintaining the professional aspect, while still meeting them on a personal level.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


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

Job Interests

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

    Skills & Expertise

    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Hospice Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care


    • English
    • Chinese Mandarin

    Experience & Education


    Oct 2014 - Jul 2015
    Mi Casa Home Health
    Respond to all the needs of a client with MS and total paralysis. Daily living needs such as hygiene, feeding, toileting, transportation, etc. Give medicine both orally and via injection. Provide company and emotional support.
    Oct 2014 - Jul 2015

    Resident Care Assistant

    Mar 2013 - Apr 2014
    Saint Benedict's Senior Community
    Assisted residents by supporting personal hygiene and daily living needs, providing comfort, transportation, and vital sign monitoring along with a variety of other duties to enable the highest quality of life for the residents.
    Mar 2013 - Apr 2014

    Saint Cloud State University

    Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
    Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

    Assistant Care Provider

    Oct 2009 - Jun 2013
    Consumer Direct
    Served as peer mentor to an adult with special needs. Provided companionship, simulating activities, and enriching interactions to promote her physical and emotional well-being.
    Oct 2009 - Jun 2013
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