With my expertise, guidance, compassion and respect I have helped the elderly and other adults to maintain as much independence as possible by providing appropriate in home care assistance, companionship, personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation, housekeeping and an enjoyable lifestyle. In doing so I have found such joy and passion as I have helped people grow old with dignity, pleasure, and a sense of purpose and managed to lift spirits, not only of the person in need, but of the family caregivers as well.Minimum of 5hrs, Rates 8hours and above is $15/hr Any thing less is $20 per 24 is negotiable I'm a caregiver because I'm natural and at ease to help people, especially those in their senior years who are incapable of living independently .Some cannot actively function either because of health issues , and some may be just needed company to be able to cope with issues of growing in age. For the past 9years I have been a caregiver,Within those years I have venture out to get necessary traininning too to further serve my clients in a more comfortable, safest and , updated right procedures of carrying out my tasks, I find working in the environment of homes likeable and comfortable. To be able to work and do the very activities I like in my home example cooking,cleaning, gardening, arranging things neatly, and conversation with my clients is so interesting and leads me more to get to know them well. As they they share openly their upbringing, their likes and dislikes, their favourite past times, their favourite food, what ticks and things that irritates them.Out of this open and relaxed conversactions I will venture to serve with ease .With all my years of serving as a caregiver I feel that I have fulfilled an achievement by serving according to how they want to be treated, with respect and dignity,The bond that I always leave behind is always incredible that I normally receive letters of affirmation and appreciation of my service. I become close and be treated like family with family members and friends. What a satisfying feeling that I know I can do this kind of work with Love, Care, and a passion that only God knows how much I love what I do. (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!