I am a CNA with 13 years of experience working in Nursing industry.
I have a compassionate heart and natural passion to care for aging seniors and those that are physically and mentally challenged. I have experience working in a Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facility, as well as working with Home Health Agencies.
I have helped patients with different challenges like Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's, stroke, hip-replacement, general anxiety disorders,, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure, Asthma, Pneumonia or respiratory diseases, Catheter care, cancer, diabetes, hospice care, tube-feeding, seizures, Heart disease, lung disease, patients with incontinence, patients with swallowing challenges, edema, skin disease, autism, etc.
Personally, I am skilled and professional for my job. I am punctual, dependable with a reliable car.
I have the following Certificates:
High School Diploma;
Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate
Nurse Delegation Certificate;
2017-12 hrs of Continued Education Credits
CPR/First Aid Certificate;
Infection Control Certificate;
Completed 7-hours HIV/Aids education;
Clean Chest X-ray record;
Two-forms of ID identification;
Valid Drivers Licence;
Valid auto Insurance Please read my experience and skills.
The hourly or daily rate is competitive with the rates charged by the Home care agencies and depends on the level of care and also the amount of hours of service. I offer you experience, competence, compassion and professionalism. Coming to work every day with a smile on my face I will always take care of you or your beloved ones the same way I would like to have someone taking care of my parents.
Here's few things about me, my experience and services I can provide:
I've been a professional caregiver for more than 11 years.
I started in Adult Family Homes then i moved into the home care agencies and one to one care. For the last 9 years I've been working only independently in private homes hired privately by families.
Few of my experiences are : ALS, MS, Parkinson, Dementia, Hoyer lift experience, colostomy bag, tube feeding, bathing and dressing assistance, driving safely for appointments and more.
I am competent and i have the necessary experience to provide your beloved once with the best care, respect and dignity they deserve.
Detail oriented, i will always strive to learn and to do things the way you are accustomed to! For me the most important is to safely do the things YOUR WAY and assist you the best of my abilities.
If i believe that something or a way we are doing things isn't safe enough i won't hesitate to explain you why and ask for your opinion.
Good cooking skills, and i can follow directions and instructions when given.
Fluent and clear in English.
Feel free to call, text or email me with any questions you might have, or to setup an in person short interview. I will be happy and honored to provide you few of my recent work references.
I'm looking forward to speaking with you.
I am a WA state licensed home care aide (HCA) with NAR certification for nurse-delegated tasks. I have experience in dementia care, diabetes management, colostomy care, in-home rehab exercises, respite care, transfers and assist in ADLs. I can also do errands and light chores including pet care. I own and drive a reliable personal vehicle to go to work and I will be prepared to drive clients to appointments and outings in their own private vehicles. I have a perfect driving record. I also have experience in operating almost all common home care medical equipment, O2 tanks, CPAP machines, lifts, nebulizers, blood glucose testing kits, and blood pressure kits among others. I can also manage non-sterile wound care such as pressure sores. I am prepared and willing to manage and facilitate communication between care team members, medical and healthcare professionals. I can also set up medical appointments, emergency care and transportation, organize medications and changes in prescriptions, file medical records for on-going healthcare reference. I am people-oriented and professional in conduct and appearance and I work with utmost confidentiality and will be prepared to sign NDAs if required. I currently look after morning and evening care for two quadriplegic gentlemen, one started attending UW this fall semester and another is a neighbor in West Seattle. I am male, just turned 50 this year, of mixed Asian heritage, I am university educated in the Philippines and a practicing Catholic at the St. James Parish in Seattle. I am seeking a part-time live-out position. A caregiver of seven years trained to handle a variety of health and behavioral situations, I am aware of the impulse of families to want to ensure the health and well-being of loved ones. The help may just call for daily living activities with extra touches that make life worthwhile: decent exercise, tasty healthy meals, a clean, pleasant environment, a good listener and conversationalist, and kind, competent care.
Some situations, however, require attending to seemingly insignificant, but crucial tasks, such as reminders to drink enough liquids, to move body and limbs periodically to avoid pressure points and muscle atrophy. I believe my care is dispensed with respect, kindness, and purpose, mindful their need for such greater than ever. A general "How are you?" might be followed with a specific "Do you feel dizzy",; and too long a spell on the couch will suggest an exercise or outside to smell the roses. The idea, above all, is to provide for the well-being of body and soul. A wise tip I learned is to give old people something to look forward to, whether a fun treat or an item in their bucket list. It may not always be possible, but sometimes, even just trying helps.
My career history is eclectic, but caregiving suits me because I believe I make a difference in the lives of those in my care; more often than not, the tables are turned to make me pay attention. I consider my charges' health and well-being challenges, such as easing a cynic's attitude with kindness or making one's last days a comfort. By researching and learning about their ailments before I take over, I make certain I "do no harm".
I have gained hands on and annual online training from Home Health Aide courses and nurse delegated work. An energetic, resourceful worker, I offer empathy, kindness, and a bright outlook. They are what I gave my mom, now lovingly sent off to join dad, with plenty to spare for others.