I have been a caregiver for about 6-7 years and a CNA for about 2. A good friend of mine needed help with a lady who had Alzheimer and I had no experience at all. They say the best way to learn is through doing, and I couldn't agree more. I learned many great traits along my journey as a caregiver. I am a very patient, calm, and giving person. I enjoy helping my patients with activities of daily living and assisting them with any needs they may have like toileting, transportation, medication reminders, etc. Being a caregiver is a very rewarding job. To be able to help someone makes you feel good about yourself, and the relationships you build along the way make it all worth it in the end . I stared as a caregiver, not knowing anything, to now being a Certified Nursing Assistant, to now working on my nursing degree. I love what I do and take it very seriously. I am an honest, hard working, caring and trustworthy. Hi my name is Kelly Leavens , I've worked for five years as a CN at Hanford nursing I loved it but the hours I worked I never seen my girls . I started working for Shelly Baird as a CNA in the nurses office were I did daily tasks that was needed , 4 years into this the state changed to were it had to be a LVN , so I was placed in a classroom as a instructional aide , I didn't renew my CNA license since I didn't need it for this job . I've worked at Shelly Baird for 14 years , working with numerous disorders , I have worked with the severely disabled through this time . One of my Students I would care for in her home for 4 years . She started hospice 2 years ago and I put in my noticed at Shelly Baird so I could take care of her full time . She recently passed and so I'm looking to use my skills , I've cooked , cleaned , given meds , changed g tubes , used oxygen she was very fragile , now that she's gone and taken a peice of my heart I need to keep busy , I don't drink or smoke and put my heart into my work , my children are grown and I have reliable transportation and I am available at any time for emergencies as well thank you !!