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Hello and thank you for wanting to learn more about me. I have been caring for those in need intermittently for over 20 years and find a joy in helping individuals while maintaining their dignity. I have cared for a diverse range of individuals with many different needs ranging from assisting with fall risks to hospice. I started care giving when I was 18. I worked with children and young adults who had severe brain damage or physical disabilities. I then started caring for disabled adults through IHSS and eventually left the industry for many different reasons. I always found my way back, though, to work with those who have special needs, either in the administrative aspect or mentoring. Now, after caring for a dear friend, I have found myself wanting to stay in the care giving business once again. Some things I have experience with include ambulation, transfers, feeding and hygiene care, and expect other duties of a general sense to include light housekeeping and cooking. I have worked with individuals who suffer from Dementia, Alzheimer's, strokes, and MS. I tend to learn habits and preferences through observation and communication and try to anticipate my clients needs. For instance, I had a client who did not like her fingernails dirty and preferred to have her hair curled with a little bit of bangs. When she declined to the point of not being able to communicate anymore, I still made sure her fingernails were clean and her hair was curled just how she liked. I also add cognitive stimulation for clients who have Dementia and Alzheimer's and try to keep them engaged in familiar activities. Essentially, my goal is to be able to give the best care possible for the circumstance. I believe patience, kindness, and empathy are key to being a great caregiver. I am also a believer in allowing a client to do as much for themselves as possible for as long as they can.
I am compassionate and believe in providing the best care possible and I have been in this field for 10+ yrs . I am honest,depenable,and believe in going above and beyond for each of my clients.Being able to provide the care they need to live in the comfort of their own home is important to ones quality of life . I enjoy being able help those who are in need making a difference big or small is rewarding all in it's self .It can be strainuos on family and friends who have other responsibilities such as jobs, living in a different town and /or may not have the medical training if needed to provide properly in the home . Home health care can become overwhelming a majority of people find it difficult to let go and trust someone else to take over the daily responsibilities for their love one . I have been in the same situation so I can relate and I am dedicated to those I provide care for and give them 100% of my attention creating a friendship and bond is important to me as well as the client .Trust is key in being able to provide proper care regaurdless if I am caring for termanilly ill vs daily basic needs. I know that some may not open up right away I am very patient and respect thier wishes and I understand it takes time to open up and let your caregiver know if there is a medical problem or any problems so that it can be addressed immediately..Privacy is also as important confidentiality is something I take seriously and if the client /patient has confided in me that is as far as it goes unless it is something that may be of harm to themselves or others...