(Hourly rate is negotiable depending on level of care required)
Being a caregiver for 12 years and loving this career! Ever-since being introduced to this career, I have acquired the passion and enthusiasm into taking care of, not only seniors, but people of all age groups who desperately require care and assistance and having to make them feel secure and happy in their own environment, homes and communities and making an impact in their lives so that they may get through each day with comfort and peace. I am very passionate with the work i do. I have taken care of several patients in the past from which i have had many different experiences with, which involved bathing, laundry, toilet assistance, hoyer lift, meal preparation, feeding, using feeding machine, medication, doctor/nurse visits, dental appointments and moreso with hospice cases.
With my expertise, guidance, compassion and respect I have helped the elderly and other adults to maintain as much independence as possible by providing appropriate in home care assistance, companionship, personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation, housekeeping and an enjoyable lifestyle. In doing so I have found such joy and passion as I have helped people grow old with dignity, pleasure, and a sense of purpose and managed to lift spirits, not only of the person in need, but of the family caregivers as well.Minimum of 5hrs, Rates 8hours and above is $15/hr Any thing less is $20 per 24 is negotiable Hello my name is Renee Taufa, I live in East Palo Alto, I've been a caregiver for 14 plus years now. I start working as a caregiver when my grandmother in my last year in high school, she was diagnosed with dementia so us family members take great care of her. From there I felt like it's my calling to give back to elders because of what they've done-taking great care of us, which my grandmother did who raised me.
I've work worked in short and long term care in facilities, rehabilitations and also in seniors private home. Assisting seniors with ADLs, exercise, transferring, grooming, light housekeeping, and offer assistant with other tasks. I enjoy helping clients achieve short or long term goal, talk with them and find out what's their favorite book, show on tv, music they like.
I love cooking and baking by following recipes online or cookbook or whatever the clients wants.
In my spare time I love watching documentaries, read autobiography books, hanging out with my families and friends, go to movies, and love listening to classical music.
Thank you, have a wonderful day.
I am of Fijian nationality with legal residency. I reside in Carmichael, California.
I have my own vehicle with a valid California license and registration. I am a very happy, reliable, outspoken, kind, honest, respectful, punctual, loving and caring person. I have experience as follows: assist in ADL, showers, wound dressings, grooming, personal hygiene, meal preparations, run errands, do groceries and do light housekeeping.
I have provided care in a facility and in the clients home. I am a license Certified Nurse Assistant and a License Home Health Aid. I am registered in the California Care registry. I have experience in medication administration, Information Technology, book keeping, office administration and am computer literate. I am a team player and contribute a lot to efficiency and effectiveness in my required work and its surroundings. I have experience working in Subacute and Long term care. I enjoy being a careprovider because i can deliver my service and talents of love,care,help,patience,assistance,guidance,knowledge and joy to those that need it. A Professional Caregiver that had been working as a Caregiver for almost 28 years and I have done them all from A to Z. I am a natural born caregiver and I am fulfilling my heart's desire, passion, and calling to work in the field of aging. I am very compassionate, caring, committed, dedicated, loyal, trustworthy, and very ethical in my duty as a caregiver.
I enjoyed adding value, enhancing, and enriching every lives of every elderly that needs my service.
Caring for our senior population is the highest calling and only takes special people to do this line of work. I am one of them.
Studying Gerontology was an eye opening after working as a caregiver for many years and to actually get a formal education in the field of Aging is an added bonus. I have dozens of Certifications, already passed background checks with the California Department of Social Services and on their Registry, carry my own Professional Liability insurance as well as my own Bond besides meeting Carelinx requiremens to be on their site. I enjoyed working independently with families that needs my professional services.
My hobbies are Volunteering for Hospice, Long Term Care Ombudsman Services and many other organizations.
In my free time, I enjoyed writing, reading, going out camping, meditating, and simply finding the right balance to everything I do. I have co-authored two books but currently writing two of my own that talks about my personal journey as a caregiver and reaching my highest potential through personal development. One thing that brings the greatest fulfillment and happiness is providing direct care to clients that needs my professional services.