I am a retired school teacher with 22 years experience and Class A certifications in all subjects(grades 4 to 8); with 20 plus years teaching science and health. In addition, I have a degree in Radiology Technology with over 20 years of experience in hospitals, managed a medical office and responsible for patient care. I am seeking a position as a caregiver, companion/assistant. I would also be available as a caretaker for a private property. My personal experiences in care giving include: 3 years caring for my mother until her death, 2 years caring for a friend until her death, and 9 months care giving for a friend until her death. My qualifications include: well-educated, medical experience over 20 plus years (classes taken for CNA), good listener, very organized and good at organization, attention to details, knowledge of nutrition and health issues. I have excellent references, sent upon request. I am available for part-time work of approximately 20 hours per week: however I am not able to work week-ends because I have to care for my elderly father. In the case of a job as a property caretaker I would be more available due to this type of postion. Due to my educational and medical experiences, I work very well with others and patient. I took Nursing Assistant classes during the summer before my senior year in high school. I have worked in a hospital setting and home health care for over 14 years. I was grateful for the experience I have gained in the medical profession as it was helpful when my son was diagnosed with cancer. Overwhelming as that was I was prepared for the treatment program he was randomly selected to begin. Thankfully that is behind us now. My greatest achievement was raising my four children, three who are college graduates, into responsible adults who continually make their mother proud. Most recently I have had experience in the home setting with geriatric patients dealing with dementia, Alzheimer's, stroke victim and also orthopedic problems. I enjoy being able to bring a smile, a helping hand and a comforting manner to whomever I am taking care of presently. I'm in my fifties but am young at heart, enjoy reading, card games, puzzles, crafts, cooking and many diverse subjects. Am currently certified in Basic Life Support and First Aid.