Hello! My name is Krystal and I have been working with clients of all age groups who are varied on the level of assistance needed. I have years of experience working with those who experience both mental and physical disabilities in some form. I believe I was born into the caregiving role, not just as a mother myself, but as a natural instinct from my childhood. Caregiving found me in middle school when my mother was diagnosed with bipolar, along with some other mental health issues, and became disabled. As a single child in a single parent home I began to take the reins of household responsibilities gradually starting in middle school and fully running my mothers home by high school age. As her mental health declined she experienced physical health issues resulting in surgical assistance on several occasions. At the age of 18, while still being an in home care giver to my mother, I became my 16 year old cousins custodian. He has Asperger's and Tourette's along with other mental health issues. He was in need of specialized schooling but mostly could manage himself. These experiences are what sparked my passion for getting into the caregiving field. Until my mother and my cousin, I had no experience or knowledge of caregiving or even that there was a need for people like me. As I dug deeper I realized many people don't get the scope or kind of care they truly need. In a way, I feel my background makes me the best caregiver since I truly treat all my clients as family. It is important to work with respect and conduct oneself in a way that trust can bloom. Caregivers are strangers in a clients home so it is important to have manners, be respectful, and to have a bit of tough skin since some clients can change in mood. Having the ability to adapt with changes in mood, environment, temperament, etc. is important because we cannot let these things change how we treat and care for our clients. Professional, Experienced,Dependable,Caring...I've been a CNA 20+ years from hospitals, home-care,hospice to schools,no job is too small or large if there's a need I can fill or fit into. My mother was an RN that owned a large senior day care that I grew up in, in her twilight years I became her caregiver so I've been on both sides of the 'caregiver' role, I know how hard it is to find a good match and how important dependability, honesty and a compassionate heart is. I've remained in this role all these years because I genuinely love history and people to me are the ultimate living walking history especially seniors. I've won many awards but I'm most proud when I'm able to bring comfort or a smile to someone. I have many references letters and awards, can provide all at interviews my hourly rate is negotiable depending on hours, Honest, responsible and client-focused CNA with exceptional patient care and service skills dedication to patients well-being. Skilled in commununicating, establishing a rapport with eliciting patient cooperation. Unwavering commitment to client care, comfort, well-being and quality of life. I have cared for patients with dementia, stroke, paralysis, bed bound,total care,feeding tube,foley,wound care, bed sores, transferring,range of motion, cooking,cleaning, errands and doctors appointments, medications and activities of daily living over 15 years experience and numerous references I am the best I love what I do for others. Caregiving is so rewarding....Just a mere. "Thank you for doing this for me, for helping me!" from all your patients makes you feel so good=:) Caregiver job is hard work and I appreciate all the Caregivers.
As a CAREGiver, you provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes.
These services generally fall under three categories:
Companionship services are those that stimulate, encourage and assist an individual.
The primary responsibilities of Companionship services include the following:
Providing companionship and conversation
Providing stabilization and assistance with walking
Preparing meals and cleaning up meal-related items
Providing medication reminders and appointment reminders
The primary responsibilities of Home Helper services include the following:
Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, etc.)
Washing and ironing laundry
Accompanying clients to appointments
Personal Care services are personal in nature and often include assistance with activities of daily living.
The primary responsibilities of Personal Care services include the following:
Assisting with bathing
Assisting with grooming
Assisting with toileting and incontinence issues
I am creative personable, results-oriented professional with my brilliant educational background and exceptional tender loving care to my patients.