I started out in a privately owned Assisted Living in 2003, not needing my LNA. During my first year there, I fell in love with taking care of others. I went back to school and got my LNA license in 2004 (NH requires you to be licensed).
I enjoy serving our seniors by helping them lead full and productive lives each day. Their needs are always put before mine, I like to focus on quality of life.
My personal achievement would have to be moving to another state and challenging my skills to take the test and get my CNA here in NC in 2010. I also took the state test to become a medication tech in 2016. I feel that I can adapt easily to any environment and can work very well with others. It is said, that I have an out going personality and am courteous to everyone.
I am 41 yrs old, met my husband when I was 19. We had a son, who is now 21, got married in 1999 and had our daughter, who is now 18. We are from NH. Moved to NC a little over 8 yrs ago and love it here.
The activities of daily living I can perform includes..
Hygiene/bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting assistance/incontinence,
and more! I became a caregiver to help others, as I have always possessed an innate desire to do just that. Since elders can't always communicate themselves, I felt a compelling need to do this for them in the best way I knew possible. Naturally, I enjoy that rewarding feeling you get from being a Caregiver but it goes deeper than that. Addressing a problem (emotionally or medically) by noticing that something just isn't right or \\\\\\"off' and rectifying it is even more gratifying! I am proud that I was able to attend a private school in NC, and become a Medical Assistant. It definitely expanded my horizons, and \\\\\\"opened new doors\\\\\\" for me. Through obtaining a Medical Assistant diploma, I have gained a world of experience through employment in doctor offices. I can now say I am both a Medical Assistant and certified Nursing Assistant. Although I enjoyed working as a Medical Assistant for several years, I missed the comaradery of conversing and interacting with the senior population. Given the opportunity to fulfill this passion has enabled me to feel the utmost gratification. As Caregiver, I pledge that I will give 100% to all clients promoting compassion, kindness, and being as empathatic as possible.