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Hi my name is Debra, I'm married for 20 years and have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. I live in a little town, which is a close community. I'm a CNA/HHA for 12 years and going. I love to work with seniors, because they are just like my mom and dad which past away. I love working with all ages, and special needs.
Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
What makes me a great caregiver is I am loving, passionate and have compassion for people and their needs. I became a caregiver because I was given the opportunity to take care of my grandmother. She was my world and when she was diagnosed with liver cancer, I found my perfect world falling apart. I took care of my grandmother up until the end, and I found it very rewarding. Loving her in such a way has given me a special love for people. I love people, I love being of service to others, and do whatever I can to assist. What I like about being a caregiver is being able to give back and be of service to those who need assistance. I love being a caregiver because I meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. I am able to be in their presence and hear the wisdom that is shared. I am proud of finally achieving my bachelor degree after raising two children as a single parent. I did not allow obstacles to hold me hostage from my goals and dreams.
Skills & Certifications: Home Health Aide (HHA)
I am basically a "people" person who likes interacting with and helping others. I had my first taste of caregiving working as an aid in a nursing home when I was 21. I developed such a tight bond with the patients I cared for and was hooked. My ethics are simple- treat others the way I would like to be treated. My greatest accomplishment as a caregiver has been seeing that I have added to the quality of life of those I care for. I once cared for a lady and although she never complained, I sensed that she had lived a difficult life. As I was tucking her into bed one night,she looked up at me and told me that she had never had anybody treat her "so nice" in her whole life. That brought tears to my eyes.
What makes me a great caregiver is I treat them like their my family. I love and care for them like I'm suppose to. One this that attracted me about caregiving was I was going to help people with their lives and it makes me happy when I help people. What I enjoy most about caregiver is I get to know new people and spend with them. Learn things about them. Become a caregiver and an mother.
I worked for seventeen years as a home health care med certified caregiver , I have also worked on a critical care unit. Illiostomes, colostomies, aids patients , blood pressures ,diabetics also caring for people with physical and mental disabilities to keep them in there home . I cared for my mother while she was in my home to ensure her care was properly given until lung cancer finally ended her life . I worked 17 years as a care giver for mentally ill and mentally challenged individuals. I was med certified and still have my cpr card.
Growing up I took care of my grandmother that had a neurological disease. I would help bathe her, feed her, give her medications as needed, and kept her company all day, everyday. Though I don't have any professional experience yet, I believe i'd be the ideal care taker. I have a lot of patience and empathy for others, especially the elderly. I understand that most of the time they just want company and to know everything is going to be okay. Knowing this I know I would provide excellent assistance and great company to those who may be suffering or who just need a little extra help with their daily activities.
My mother and I had moved in with my great grandma my senior year of high school. I balanced school, a full time job and taking care of my grandma. We had partnered up with a couple other women and divided shifts amongst ourselves. After high school, I took up a job with Fresh New Start where I assisted mentally and physically handicapped individuals. I worked in group homes as well as one on one interaction. The ages I worked with ranged from five years old, up to 88 years old. I just wasn't getting the desired amount of hours. I enjoy taking care of others because of the impact I have on these clients. I'm very passionate about caregiving, considering my grandma was my first real 'client'. I have a love for showing others compassion and spreading happiness.
Compassion and love are at the foundation of good care. From a young age I was often placed in a caregiving role for my loved ones, be it a baby sister or an aging grandparent. Naturally as I got older I was drawn to this field and the fulfilling feeling that comes from helping others who have a need. I made it a point to educate myself and received my Home Health Aide certification in 2012. Since then I've worked with a wide variety of people and broad range of conditions. In addition a personal achievement I am proud of is becoming fluent in American Sign Language. I enjoy being involved in the deaf community and being able to provide helpful services in another unique way.
I became a caregiver as a child growing into adulthood. I always cared for the grandparents within family and friends as well as children for family and friends. I opened my home to assist and old friends mother who needed a place to stay after her stroke while her daughter remodeled her home to be wheel chair accessible. After that I took in a child I was caring for who had down syndrome while her grandmother relocated to Oklahoma and got established in which she then came back and picked her up to take her out there with her.
I am a very dependable caring person. I have done this kind of work for 17 years and I have been an aide for 3 years. I knew I wanted to be a care giver because I like to help people and make sure their needs are met. I think it is very rewarding to be able to help somebody with something they can't do on their own. I am proud of the STNA licence I received after I passed my test
1. I always enjoyed being with my grandparents and since they've been gone I enjoy being with, talking to and helping the elderly. I became a caregiver in late 1990's to mid 2000's. I've recently came back to the field because I miss doing it. 2. The companionship and talking with the clients, helping them to feel at ease so that they don't think f you so much as an outsider. 3. I was able to be with one of my favorite clients when she passed. She knew I loved her dearly and she only had a couple relatives left whom she didn't see very often other than her grandson that took care of her estate. I know as she passed, she knew she wasn't alone and that someone that loved her was by her side at the end. Out of all of her care givers, I was the one she always wanted there to help her, train the other girls and to take care of her 22 year old cat. I have also finished school for Medical Assisting as well as CNA classes. 4. I am very protective of my clients and not only watch out for them, but also for their possessions because they can't always see or keep track of their things as well as the used to or sometimes they are too trusting of people. I feel it's my job to look out for them because they are trusting me with not only their lives, but the things they've worked their whole life for and their family can't ways be there.
I have been doing in home care for about 20 years. I enjoy taking care of the elderly and I have worked with the disabled. I raised two children and took care of my grandchildren so that my children could work. All of my grandchildren are in school so now I need something to do with my time. I was taking care of a 94 year old gentleman in his home put he is in the nursing home right now. I did personal care light housekeeping and laundry for him.