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! Caring for seniors and enriching their lives brings great joy to my heart. With an educational background in physical therapy and years of direct experience with seniors, I understand the key to aging gracefully. It’s not rocket science, just basic common sense.
Over many years, I have developed an innovative program for promoting graceful aging, independence, and dignity for seniors. The focus is a holistic whole person approach for facilitating physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Along with providing a comprehensive wellness program, patient care advocacy, and other specialized services, I believe in making life fun with a wide variety of meaningful programs and events. George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing."
Many programs and special events I organized for retirement communities have appeared in the News and Observer, Herald Sun, Apex Herald, and other newspapers. Two were covered by WTVD ABC news 11.