I care about people. I am a people person. I have the client's best interest at heart. I had worked for Transylvania Regional Hospital for nearly 15 years when the economy forced them to lay off 38 of us aides who were "Home Health Aides" out in Transylvania and Henderson counties. I was a prn aide, working an average of 10 to 30 hours per week, depending on the need of TRH. I cared for a variety of patients around both counties. My duties included total patient care, including baths, skin care and monitoring, taking vital signs, monitoring blood sugar, meal preparation, light housekeeping and grocery shopping. I have a reputation of being compassionate, caring, honest and dependable. I would encourage you to call TRH Home Care office for a referral (828-883-5254). I am looking for prn work. As I, also, am a senior citizen and participate in church activities, I choose not to work either Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings. I would be grateful for this consideration in hiring me. I am a caregiver because, after working in the healthcare field for 20 years and taking care of my own mother for five years, I understand what families and individuals need. I have knowledge of the medical, social, and community resources that a family or individual needs to make the right choices for their needs. I have also provided direct care for elders who have physical and memory deficits that put them at risk.
I enjoy being a care giver because I know that I have the knowledge, skills and ability to provide exceptional care and support for both my clients and their families.
I am proud of my efforts on behalf of my clients and their families. I have always taken what I do as a privilege and a responsibility to challenge myself to go the extra mile in all that I do. A major achievement in my life was my ability to complete 2 college degrees on academic scholarships.
I am a senior myself. I am in excellent health and enjoy a wide variety of interests and activities. Before I retired the first time, I held a variety of management positions as well as direct care positions. I choose to do caregiving as I have several other second career options. I enjoy reading, crafts, walking, art, movies, plays, live music, cooking, sports (especially college basketball). I have 2 cats although I enjoy all animals . I enjoy gardening, drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway and other scenic areas. I enjoy my family and spend time with my sister who lives close by. I