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. I am currently a full time medication technician and caregiver for a beautiful senior living and memory care facility in Rocklin, California. I have never loved a job more, and I truly feel a calling for this work. However, with 3 school age children, I'm needing to create a better work - life balance without completely giving up the work I love.
I am a certified pharmacy technician. I am currently certified in CPR, First aid, and am a licensed Home Health Aid.
I transitioned into this kine of work from pharmacy when my grandmother began battling dimentia. I knew that my family was lucky enough to find care within the family, but that many families aren't as fortunate... so my goal is to be the caregiver I would have wanted for my own grandmother, had I not been able to care for her myself.
I take a family placing their trust in me very seriously, and I take a client's needs, rights, dignity, and boundaries VERY seriously.
I would love to find a family to work with that needs any and types of care, sporadically, or on a regular basis, as it fits their lives, and my own. I am an STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) and also CPR , First Aid, and AED certified. I have been working in the health field for almost 8 years. In June of 2010, I graduated from Ross Medical education in medical assisting. December 2010 is when I began working in health care.
I have experience in home health care, private care, in a facility, hospital setting, independently through Medicaid, with Dementia/Alzheimer's and worked as an activities assistant.
My experiences have been with individuals, couples and groups of residents. Working with rehab, long term care and dementia, I have gained an abundance of knowledge and experience. My job is to be here for your loved one/self. I am here to make sure ADL's are addressed and companionship is shared. Medication reminders, housekeeping, cooking, bathing, errands and anything else required or needed is what I am here for. I truly love what I do and hope to share that with you and your loved one.