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Maria D.

Maria D.

$15.00 / hr

Canton, OH

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About Maria

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 me feel I have done my job right.  I have always enjoyed helping people so I know I am doing the right thing. Meeting new people and providing care services that they can no longer do for themselves. One of my personal achievement I am proud of is when I worked as a resident safety assistant coordinator in the falls reduction program in the state of Minnesota the percentage before the program was very high and within a year and a half of the program our falls related injuries have reduced by half. I always give 100% and do the best job I can, with no exceptions or excuses. I also try to bring a sense of humor to my work. If I can add a smile or laugh to a client’s day, that means a lot to me. It is important to laugh.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • 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

    • ALS
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal 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
    • French

    Experience & Education

    NATL

    Nov 2012 - Jul 2014
    Conastogaview nursing and Rehabilitation
    Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.  Turn or reposition bedridden patients.Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising. Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receivesappropriate diet. Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes tomedical or nursing staff. Record vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff. Gather information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities. Observe or examinepatients to detect symptoms that may require medical attention, such as bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine. 
    Nov 2012 - Jul 2014

    Lancaster County career and technology

    Feb 2013 - Aug 2013
    Feb 2013 - Aug 2013

    Certified Nursing Assistant 

    Feb 2011 - Sep 2012
    Tri-City Hospice Care
    Client cleanliness, grooming, nourishment, rest, activity, toileting/incontinence care in a manner that is conducive to a client's respect, comfort and safety.  Assists clients into and out of beds, chairs, rest room facilities, etc. requiring lifting and/or providing support for the client.Familiar and competent in use of all necessary equipment (Hoyer, shower chair, commodes, walker, wheelchair, etc) .Performs specific procedures including taking temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed.Drapes residents for examinations and treatments, and remains with residents to perform such duties as holding instruments and adjusting lights.Cleans, sterilizes, and stores equipment and supplies.  Reports equipment and supply needs to supervisor or charge nurse. Dusts and cleans residents’ rooms, changes bed linens, ensures resident has appropriate privacy, ventilation, lighting, and furniture arrangement. 
    Feb 2011 - Sep 2012

    Nursing Resident Safety Assistant Coordinator 

    Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
    Volunteer of America
    Responsible for assisting with planning, organization, development and coordination of VOA/DHS PIP falls program and related activities in accordance with current federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations, accepted standards of practice and as may be directed by administrations.Acted as liaison for interdisciplinary involvement and compliance with all aspects/components of the risk management program.Assisted with investigating and assisting resident safety manager, nursing administrations, social services and other departments regarding resident/family issues relating to occurrences. Assisted with monitoring,coordinating, planning and implementing programs designed to detect and reduce the potential risks that may results in harm of resident, staff and visitors within the facility. Acted as a resource for NARs in nursing restorative techniques.
    Mar 2008 - Jun 2011

    Medical Assistant Course, MN School of Business College

    Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
    Oct 2010 - Apr 2011

    Certified Nursing Assistant/Trained Medical Aide/Mentor 

    May 2002 - Mar 2008
    North Ridge Masonic Nursing Home, 
    Provided nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Maintained homelike environment for the residents.  Protected and promoted resident rights and assisted the person to maintain independence.  Provided routine care to the patients. Reported to the charge nurse on duty of the status of patient by spending maximum time in the room with the patient. Maintained the ward neat and clean. Obtained specimens, weights, and vital signs of patients. Performed Acute check to patients and performed bladder scan. Administer medications to patients.Changed colostomy bag and replaced catheters bag.Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, hygiene, and grooming in accordance with established care plan. Given enemas to patient when needed. Measured and recorded patient's fluid intake and output. Managed supply inventory and supply requisitions. Provided medication reminders. Provided patient transportation to doctor appointments.
    May 2002 - Mar 2008
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