Welcome to my Carelinx profile. My name is Paula , After 2 years of living in Las Vegas NV. I decided to return California. I am a seasoned caregiver working in healthcare for 27 + years , caring for people is a passion of mine, I also worked in Mental Health and Hospice . For the past 13 years I've worked as a caregiver, homecare and home hospice care, I am also registered with IHSS. My past and present duties/ experiences as a caregiver are such as these but not limited , Dementia/Alzheimer, Tube Feeding, Vitals , Compainoin Care, Catherter Care, Colostomy Care, Meal Prep/ Special Diet, Diabetes ,ALS , Vitals , Bed Ridden Patients , Cancer Patients, Terminally Diagnosis, Doctor Appointments, Wound Care, Medication Reminders, Medication Management , Showering/BedBath, Stroke Patients, charting etc.. Hourly rate: $15-$25 /hour .
My goal as a Caregiver is to provide a tailored needed service to each individual client .I have taken TWO-STEP Tuberculin skin test with negative results . PCA , CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFIED. Certificates: CONNECTING THROUGH CARES , HOSPICE 101 . References letters ,Certificates & Resume upon request. (Hourly rate is negotiable depending on level of care required)
Being a caregiver for 12 years and loving this career! Ever-since being introduced to this career, I have acquired the passion and enthusiasm into taking care of, not only seniors, but people of all age groups who desperately require care and assistance and having to make them feel secure and happy in their own environment, homes and communities and making an impact in their lives so that they may get through each day with comfort and peace. I am very passionate with the work i do. I have taken care of several patients in the past from which i have had many different experiences with, which involved bathing, laundry, toilet assistance, hoyer lift, meal preparation, feeding, using feeding machine, medication, doctor/nurse visits, dental appointments and moreso with hospice cases.
I retired from state employment as a secretary eight years ago, and decided that i wanted to start a new career that would give me an opportunity to be of service to others. Caregiving has been the perfect second career for me.
I started my first care giving job with the Sacramento Senior Companion Program. As a volunteer for that program, I provided care and companionship for elderly women for one year. I worked with various clients through the Seniors Helping Seniors Program after that, but for the past six years, I've worked part time primarily for clients through the County of Sacramento's In-Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS). My duties include basic housekeeping, and providing transportation to doctor's appointments, grocery stores, and other locations as needed. I also offer advocacy services for clients with financial, medical, or home service issues; research prescription information; provide home safety advice; and offer companionship. I'm always eager to learn new things associated with care giving, and welcome any questions you may have about my experience and qualifications.
At this time, I hope to find part time work during weekdays. I am also open to working occasional weekends. My car is almost new, and my DMV record is clean. I prefer that job sites be less than 20 miles from my home in Antelope.
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile, and I hope we will have an opportunity to work together in the future! A capable caregiver with extensive experience in hospice and home health care. Enthusiastic and motivated to share my qualifications and caregiving skills.
• Over 20 years of experience in home health caregiving
• Certified by fire department fire fighter 1 first responder
• CPR / AED first aid
• Warm, loving and caring attitude
• Able to handle emergency and unforeseen situations
Good body mechanics
, Safe use of medications
, Acute Care experience
, Fall prevention
, Attention to detail
, Toileting and bathing
1995 – Present
Independent home health Caregiver
• Provide individual grooming, hair, nails, oral and personal care
• Transfer client from bed to wheelchair
• Monitor necessary signs including blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration
• Experienced in skin care and physical therapy
• Experience in caring for alzheimers, lyme disease, diabetes, bipolar, schizophrenia
• Deep cleaning house work organizing crating a health environment
• Experience in catheters, colostomy bags feeding tubes oxygen machines and nebulizers
2009 – 2010
Biggs/Gridley volunteer fire dipartment compamy 74
First responder fire fighter 1
• CPR/AED and first aid
• EMT suport
• Scene safety
High School – Gridley High
Fire Fighter 1 certification and training
• Excellent communication Skills
• Good convincing power
• Ability to take care of elders during the night.
I enjoy being out