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My compassion and love for people makes me an exceptional caregiver. I've been in the field for 15 years plus. I became interested in the field caring for my mother whom I lost to Alzheimer's along with other medical complications over 20 years ago. I truly enjoy and love my work, and take pride in caring for my clients.
I enjoy making a positive difference in the lives of the persons I serve. I understand what is needed too be a excellent caregiver too the persons I serve. I have 25 years experience working in Home Care and also Directed Care in group home setting. I recognize the need for discretion, tact, patience and good judgement. I'm committed too go above and beyond too deliver the outstanding quality of care that is deserved.
Being a mother, I have learned several traits that has allowed me to be great as a caregiver. These traits include patience, compassion, the ability to listen and understand others as well as being able to aid with problem solving. I am interested in being a caregiver because I enjoy being in the company of elderly people. They always have a lot of knowledge to impart on me. As a result, I learn a lot from them. I enjoy being able to help others, learning from them and becoming a friend. One personal achievement I am proud of is being able to go to school and earn my degree. Due to my going to school, I was able to learn more about Alzheimer's Disease and obtain a certificate for completing the class. Finally, I was able to graduate with my Associate's Degree in Medical Assistant.
I am a semi-retired RN and want to continue working with people as an in home caregiver. I provide supportive, helpful relationships that meet the goal of achieving and maintaining a person's health and independence, or respite for family caregivers. I have years of experience in geriatric nursing, dementia (Alzheimer's, stroke), brain/neurological disorders, mental health and home health care. I believe in maintaining people's independence, respect and dignity in the safety and comfort of their own home. I have been described by families and clients as compassionate and caring with a sense of humor that helps establish trusting, dependable, warm relationships. Hourly rates are negotiable, unlike home care agencies that charge min.$28 for staff with NO medical background other than OTJ training. I charge $20-$25 depending on number of hours and live in or not.
What make me a great caregiver is my personality I am a very happy, caring and loving person with patience and a little over 10 years of experience. What attracted me to be a caregiver is wanting to be an assistant to those who can no longer assisted themselves with daily living activities. What I enjoy most about caregiving is the client and just being able to be there to give a helping hand . My personal achievements that I'm proud of is getting my job done each and everyday to the best of my ability.
I think a great caregiver is some one who is compassionate and caring and love what they do. I got into the nursing field because I took care of my Grandmother until she pasted. I loved it so much I began to research it. I enjoy the companionship of the elder and love talking about their childhood memories.
I spent some time caring for elderly women while in High School. It was during this time that I realized my passion for helping others. I thought that psychology would be the correct path for me, however I did not feel the same gratification as when I was helping those who could no longer care for themselves. Sixteen years ago, a friend of mine (that was a Certified Nurses Aide), recommended I might find the same fulfillment as she did in that field. I applied for hands on training at Briarcliff Pavilion where I learned the basics of becoming a Certified Caregiver. Since that time I have strived to help people fulfill their quality of life and provide support to their family and friends.
I have been a Medical Assistant and a phlebotomist since 2006. I take care of my Grandmother from time to time and I have wide range of experiences with people with different health and mental issues. I love what I do because I love to help people just as much as I would want someone to help myself or my family.