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I have 15+ years of experience as a certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), highly skilled, great personality, efficient, resourceful and well rounded. Assist with all areas of personal care, help with errands, transport to and from doctors' appointments, prepare meals, do laundry, assist with bathing and toileting, transfers with gait belts and hoyer lifts, etc.
Took care of last patient (bedridden last 4 years) as a live-in CNA for almost 10 years - 2008 through 2017 when she passed away. Available for live-in or hourly. CPR certified. Level ll background check and First Aid training. I am a caregiver for many years now, and i still enjoyed what i does best. I become a caregiver because i love to provide care to those who are not able to take care of themselves as before for whatever reasons. this job is very rewarding it makes you feel good about oneself, the joy and happiness you can bring to others,the smiles and thank you that you often get makes you want to continue,i have always enjoyed helping other so i know this is my calling and i will forever do my very best. When i was about nine years old living with my adoptive mother, in my Native country, I never forget how i had to tidy her, and fix breakfast lunch and snacks every morning before i leave for school, and after returning home i had to wash those dishes and even cook Dinner,because one day she was cooking a pot of soup and it fell and burn her real bad,I remember seeing her in that hospital bed in pain. I'm a honest, empathetic, loving, gently and reliable person,i enjoy meeting and working with people.I pay attention to all details,and like to be sure everything is just right. I am a creative thinker. And like to have an open mind about what will work best, i am efficient and highly organized, which enables me to be as productive as possible on the job. Have been in the Medical Field 30yrs, started from the ground up. First worked @ "JFK Hospital", when CNAs were "grandfathered in" as you were in Nursing Program & passed "Fundamentals of Nursing". After a particular point of the program, "Med-Surg Nursing" the Hospital considered you, a " Nurse Tech" , upon completion of the PBJC Nursing Program, I sat for RN-NCLEX. Didn't pass the 1st time. I was given a suggestion to sit for LPN Boards & passed them. Due to changes in health care structure, & financial issues, JFK wouldn't hire me as an LPN. It was bought out,and kept only certain amt of CNA's by Seniority, letting me go in the process. I had to wait till the area Nursing Homes would hire as LPN jobs were scarce & they were looking for RNs. I sat again for RN NCLEX, & passed and then applied @ a Rehab/LTC have been in either there, an ALF, 3 Nursing Agencies, several other Rehab/LTC & done Private Duty Care for 4 Elderly Parents & a Private Client for the past 10yrs as well.
I am also a Certified Florida Notary Public some of duties have helped Patients with Wills, End of Life decision Making etc.
My biggest thing about being a great Caregiver is treat the Client like they ARE your Family member,which earns their trust, & makes them MORE comfortable with you giving care to them. This way I can treat my Client as a "Whole Person" not just their Illness.This Includes: their Spirtual, Emotional, Psychological, besides the Physical Needs.