I feel I am a great caregiver because, I absolutely love making people happy, well, and alive.
I am a very honest, trustworthy person, and I except nothing less from others. I have great respect for others, and their privacy.
I have had my CNA license for 6 years, and I did home health for 10 years, with a few extra training courses including, Dementia & Alzheimer's training, wound care, medicine and 1 year internship for Mortuary School.
I am a quick learner and follow instructions given. I keep a daily log of all events, meds given, and give full daily reports when requested. I am aware of all HIPPA laws and abide by them. I am reachable at all times on or off the work schedule provided. I am willing to work extra hours/shifts in all situations.
Thank you for your interest in considering my request of being a care provider. In 2011, just after graduating from college, I lost 40 pounds and became bedridden. Doctors misdiagnosed me with a terminal condition. It took 3 years of research and then 2 years of intense medical treatments, but I'm as healthy now as I've ever been. My experience of illness, as a patient, was also a spiritual awakening. Illness, chronic or acute, is an opportunity, even when it doesn't, at all, feel like it.
My talent as a caregiver is three-fold. First, I have knowledge of conventional and functional medicine and alternative therapies that can open doors to my clients that they didn't know existed. Second, we have fun. I help clients find and cultivate joy, so they feel better about what they're experiencing. Third, I cook amazing (really amazing) food. Nutrition is such a foundational part of wellness and healing, and good food soothes the soul.
Life is beautiful. This is what so many people in my support system didn't understand, when I was ill. Even in its challenging moments, life is beautiful. More than anything, that's what I want to bring to my clients when I meet with them -- a hug or a first bump, a big smile, and a chance to celebrate them, and their beautiful life.