I became a caregiver because it is natural to me. My grandmother was a RN and my mother an LPN so I grew up in a hospital setting. I learned my ABCs on the floor of a doctors office and how to tie my shoes in the ER. I have been taking care of people since I was about 13 years old starting with my great grandmother. I would come home from school and after my homework and chores help care for her. I use to love listening to her stories about days well before my time and reading to her. Then I would help with feeding and bathing her then put her to bed. It always made me feel good to help out and the smile I put on her face was priceless. I then went on to be a candy stripper and now a CNA. I always wanted to be a nurse but I had 3 kids and with working and taking care of them didnt leave much time to futher my career even though I am still content with my choices because I believe the nursing assistant has a greater impact we are more hands on and really get to know the patient. I wouldnt trade what I do for anything in the world. I am blessed.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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