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I became a caregiver because, I am a people person and enjoy helping others. I also enjoy making a difference in other people lives, also I love the difference and impact they make on me. I have a soft spot for the elderly disabled and those in need. There is a certain satisfaction in knowing you do all that it take make sure my patient has a smile on their face, and the loved ones as well. Making sure all the needs are met for all those under my care. I enjoy being a caregiver, I don't see my client as clients. but seek their trust, friendship and most of all companionship. Achievements: My personal achievements that bring me the most pride is making sure that I keep the client as well as their loved ones happy with my work. I have previously succeeded in earning the client and their loved ones that are in the best possible care. I have proven this to myself by the consistent request by family and loved ones for my service to be the only one on my shift for that client. About myself I am 28 I had my first job as a caregiver at 17. I have 4 years experience with the I.H.S.S. program and 1 year in a assisted living facility, Sierra Manor which specialized in Alzheimer and Dementia patients. Within a short time I was promoted to a Med Tech, a position in which I totally fell in love with. I am also a hard working mother of 3 one of which has Autism, which has been a huge blessing in my life to get to be her mother and to get to work with her and my other 2 children. I a
I started as a caregiver when my father needed one (2016). I quickly discovered I was very good at all the different responsibilities and skills required. I dealt well with Kaiser doctors and eliminated more than 1/2 of their prescriptions, which were either duplications or unnecessary (as agreed by a med specialist @ Kaiser). I greatly enjoyed seeing my dad respond to my suggested few additional supplements and some mild exercises, which quickly returned him to his much improved condition of more than 10 years previous (he could walk easily, complete crossword puzzles and read books, remember and think more clearly - none of which he could do when I started - this took around 2 months). He died last year after his 95th birthday. I found another live-in caretaker job with a 79 year old guy with stage 4 prostate cancer and Parkinson's symptoms. He is adamant about not working with "Western" medicine. I have been helping him by designing and administering supplements while working with an acupuncturist and a Naturopathic doctor. We also interface with UCD Medical center for some testing and advice from their urology department. I am well versed in medical research and terminology, treatment, and testing. I am a computer professional of more than 40 years with associated technological skills and have a number of professional level skills including: most construction, gas engine mechanics (motorcycle, auto and larger, small engines too), home and yard maintenance, cooking, exercise for many levels and needs, ability to provide great ideas for fun and enjoyable activities and short trips (same day local) for interesting activities or events. I enjoy providing appreciated help to those in need - it gives me a personal sense of worth and good by helping others in need.

Skills & Certifications: Home Health Aide (HHA)