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I have been in health-care for many years, and have cared for many elderly and younger adults over the age of 40. I have worked in adult-homes, assisted living facilities, home-health care agencies, and have worked privately on many cases caring for clients in their homes as well. For as long as I can remember, I have always Loved and enjoyed helping people, and it always seemed natural for me to concern myself with someone else's well being above my own. I like interacting with other's and giving someone the opportunity to feel important, safe, secure, and most of all loved. I have had other jobs over the years, doing different kind of work, but for some reason, always ended up doing this kind of work. I liked working the other jobs, but I always lacked the passion that I had with caring for and helping others. I have always put the needs of other's above my own, despite the circumstances, and that I am proud of. I have a great deal of experience in personal care, which includes assistance with showering, bathing, dressing, assistance with any meds to be given, toileting, bed changes, laundry housekeeping, cooking, running errands, and companionship. The one duty I cannot perform is any lifting, or transferring at all. I would need a client who is mobile, or at least can get in and out of a wheelchair with very little assistance. I am also comfortable with pets, and have them of my own. I am very flexible with my availability. I would love to continue caring for others.
I became a caregiver because I truly enjoy caring for others. I started out as a feeder when I was 16 years old, working at a nursing home where my dad worked part time. My mother and father Daniel taught me alot about loving people, respecting and caring for them. My dad would explain things to me like don't feed the patient so fast that they choke and don't walk away from them,claiming he or she did not want to eat because they were eating too slowly. To this day I've seen workers feed patients too much too fast because they don't want to take the time they need. I immediately speak about it if I see that type of behavior anywhere. The elderly are precious and at times vulnerable from perhaps being in a weakened state at times or constantly. Sometimes they can feel alone in their dilemma. I'm a caregiver because I love to make a difference in the lives of people I care for and grow to love. When they can't get out in the sunshine I want to bring the sunshine to them. It's hard for me to speak about something I'm proud of. The only thing I can say is that I keep a thankful heart. I'm a "funloving" and peaceful person. I have a BS degree in Education and Psych from SUNY Old Westbury and attended RN school at Nassau. I pursued paralegal studies at Marist College and enjoy blending nursing and law together in the capacity of doing nurse-paralegal contract work. I'm a CNA, EMT-D and phlebotomist as well. I'm definitely an upbeat person and I love learning.