I grew up in a family of ten children and my grand mother lived with us. There was always things to do, people to care for. I loved it! And I still do today!
I am available for two 24 hr shifts per week , or full time work, or part time evenings, weekens, eves, or night.
I've been caring for others professionally for twelve years. All of my clients have become part of my heart, whether blessed to still be here, or passed on to their loved ones waiting.
Over the years, I have acquired my HIPAA certification, studied home health, and even on the presidents list in my medical assisting studies which will be ongoing. HCSB licensed, TB tested, DOJ background cleared.
I have supervised caregivers, been a hospice aide, and tried to incorporate laughter to every person's life.
Our elderly have worked hard all their lives and need to be respected for their wisdom, honored for their experiences and cherished for them selves.
SJUSD background check complete and available upon request.
In 2011, just after graduating from college, I lost 40 pounds and became bedridden. Doctors misdiagnosed me with a terminal condition. It took 3 years of research and then 2 years of intense medical treatments, but I'm as healthy now as I've ever been. My experience of illness, as a patient, was also a spiritual awakening. Illness, chronic or acute, is an opportunity, even when it doesn't, at all, feel like it.
My talent as a caregiver is three-fold. First, I have knowledge of conventional and functional medicine and alternative therapies that can open doors to my clients that they didn't know existed. Second, we have fun. I help clients find and cultivate joy, so they feel better about what they're experiencing. Third, I cook amazing (really amazing) food. Nutrition is such a foundational part of wellness and healing, and good food soothes the soul.
Life is beautiful. This is what so many people in my support system didn't understand, when I was ill. Even in its challenging moments, life is beautiful. More than anything, that's what I want to bring to my clients when I meet with them -- a hug or a first bump, a big smile, and a chance to celebrate them, and their beautiful life.