Helping others has been a common thread throughout my life. I've had 15+ years experience as a professional caregiver and I'm able to care for your loved ones as if they were my own family, in a manner that promotes quality, continuity, and safety.
Some of my experience includes individual care planning, assessment of house safety, follow through with treatment plans of primary health care providers, household management, assistance with personal hygiene and grooming, and care of personal belongings.
Experience with a variety of health challenges includes working with different forms of dementia including Alzheimer's, diabetes monitoring, cancer, post-stroke effects, skin care, mobility and gait assistance, and special dietary needs.
I'm an excellent patient advocate and will keep clear records of your loved one's doctor and hospital visits.
I cook healthy meals (from scratch), enjoy meal planning, and shopping with an eye toward quality while keeping within budgetary guidelines. I do light housekeeping and laundry.
I am mature and unencumbered, love animals (I did pet sitting for 8+ years), enjoy reading, gardening, knitting, and listening to music. I enjoy seniors and
I became a caregiver because I am a caring and patient person I love to help others and this career gives me the opportunity to do so. I enjoy helping patients with activities daily living activities as well as making sure of their well being. The most rewarding feeling is the satisfaction of providing my clients with the meeting of their most basic needs but, also and as important, with companionship and emotional support. All these under strict level of confidentiality. I feel that every day when I provide my clients with my service, I am receiving a service myself. I'm learning about prevention of the diseases, I been educated with their own experiences. I also desire to better myself and keep going with my education. I am an experienced CNA who is highly skilled in performing all types of patient care activities which include: dressing bathing, toile ting, feeding, moving clients to and from beds and wheelchairs. I am able to to take and document vital signs, weights, intake and output as delegated per facility protocols in addition I have a demonstrated ability to prepare and serve meals, assist clients with eating, and accompany them to appointments and visits. I'm an honest, hard worker and reliable person who follows direction and works well in a team or by myself.