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HELLO! My career as a caregiver started with a chronically ill father. Throughout my childhood and in my early teens my dad was very ill with diabetes Type 1. When I was 5 years old my dad lost his eyesight. As a preteen I participated in his care helping with blood sugar readings and Insulin injections. When I was able to drive I help out by taking him to doctor's appointments. I went away to college and lived in Florida for a few years and as my dad became progressively worse I moved home. I became increasingly involved in his care as my mother was worn out and had a very full-time job. At that point I decided to change career paths and go to nursing school. My love of taking care of people is a direct result of the experience I had administering Loving Care to my father . I considered to be a dedicated and resourceful Private Duty Nurse. With an exceptional record of in-home health care provision I am able to function well independently in home medical emergency situations and to coordinate regular care regimens with physicians and other hospital staff. Superb communicator with a variety of patient types and skilled in providing a pleasant and sympathetic home health care experience. Core Qualifications Wide experience in private residential nursing. Excellent grasp of home care clinical practices. Superior skills in safe and comfortable patient transfer and positioning. Outstanding ability to handle traumatic situations effectively. Strong oral and written communication skills. High empathy and listening skills

Skills & Certifications: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

I am a social worker and have been for 30 years. I began working with seniors when my dad went into a nursing home and I got the opportunity to meet a lot of the friends he had made there. I began working with seniors in the community and enjoyed it immensely! I love helping people and I love listening to stories of people's life experiences. I wanted to help more, so I joined the Alzheimer's Association. Then I began working as a care giver for an agency. The pay was very low, but I so much enjoyed what I did. After 6 months, I was promoted to Field Care Manager. this meant that I supervised and supported the care givers and provided case management to clients and their families. I adored my job!!!!!! Unfortunately, my agency was unable to attain a license to provide personal care in NY State, so I was laid off. I loved what I did so much and wanted to continue providing services to seniors through direct care giving and/or case management. I now provide services to seniors independently. I am a middle aged woman with two grown children who are each married, a grand son who is about to turn five, a granddaughter who is 4 months old , and my dog (Puggle) whom I love with all my heart.. I love animals so much!!! In addition to being a mental health professional, I am a crafts person and spend lots of time making and selling crafts. I am a very easy going person and compassionate and caring. I go out of my way to do what I can for others. I love to laugh and tell stories. I'm an excellent listener.