Saint Petersburg, FL
I have always had great compassion for those who are sick, the elderly, and disabled. I began my caregiving by volunteering for Hospice for seven years. CNAs happily taught me how to do bed baths, empty urinals, and even how to change bed linens with patient still in bed. I am comfortable, and have experience in just about all facets of caregiving, which includes personal hygiene, including bathing, feeding, safely transferring patient from bed to chair, etc. I am comfortable using a Hoyer lift, and have changed and sanitized urine bags.
Upon moving to a new city I began doing home caregiving as a way of paying my bills, and family recommendations kept me busy. I have enjoyed caring for the ELDERY with all kinds of medical problems, and DISABLED people, as well.
In addition to passing the background check required for this site, I have a LEVEL II BACKGROUND CHECK which is far deeper than this site requires. I have taken and passed the HHA test, although I did not take the class. I am CPR certified, have had a two step TB test, I presently work for a local caregiving agency, but they are unable to provide me with enough hours, so I am eager to get full time hours! I have many references I can give if you are interested in knowing more. I prefer days, but I am open for any schedule. I have been and worked as a CNA since I was 18 , Well over 20 yrs experience. I was born to care for others , I love making someone else smile or feel better , I can do your shopping or help you to appointments, house keeping , meal prep, showers, dressing, I can answer phones, filing , computer work, make calls schedule appts, be your personal driver, walk your dog or simply be a friend to go to lunch with , whatever you need I can make happen and always do my best ! I currently have been raising my grand baby and she is so amazing, Its very different this time around. I love to fish and go for walks. I love to learn new things and meet new people. I genuinely love caring for others, it truly makes me smile to see them smile. I can assist with any and all ADL'S, I can encourage and assist with physical therapy. Cleaning up and laundry are of course a part of my job and lots of hugs and laughs too.