I believe what makes me a great caregiver is I generally care about the ones I take care of. Some companies tell you that part of your job is not to get close to your clients or patients, that you can't have a relationship with the ones you take care of on a daily basis. I will always go above and beyond for the ones under my care. I always feel and treat them as if they are one of my family members as well. I wouldn't do anything for them that I wouldn't do for my own mom , grandma, aunt, uncle, dad, grandfather. Not only am I there for the client/patient but I'm also there for the families as well. Questions, concerns, suggestions, keeping them up to date on conditions. Communication is big with me on keeping everyone on the same page so that the best care can be given at all times.
I became a caregiver because my ex husband was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. He called me from the hospital asking for my advise and help. I left California to go back to New York to help him threw his treatments and all of his struggles. His fight has been long and hard and he has not given up yet on life. Seeing other family members go in and out of nursing homes being neglected , alone, and losing their will to live has been a struggle and I've taken caregiver positions with all of my terminally ill relatives and a few friends. I want others to feel that their loved ones are safe and taken care of when they are unable to be there with them. That's the main reason why I do what I do. The fulfillment I get when I know I've made a difference for someone else. Whether it's for the patient that is passing or the family members that need that reassurance their loved one is being properly taken care of.
I enjoy everything there is to being a care giver.
(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.
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 I've been a caregiver for over 10 years. I have expertise and knowledge to my clients the best care they deserve. I am a caring person, professional, punctual, hard working and have the dedication that it takes to give to a client. I'm not just a caregiver but a companion. I've taken vitals, administered insulin, cleaning and changing bandages on infectious wounds due to diabetes. I also have experience with Dementia. I also do bed baths, assist in showers, toileting, Range of motion(ROM) and light house cleaning. I Love helping people, making people smile, enjoy life and when i see that in my clients it makes me want to do more.