When my mother was ill, I was the one she would call to make her scrambled eggs. I took her to the swimming pool and hot tub to get exercise and relaxation. I cut her hair, took her to doctor's appointments and then lunch, and generally gave her some companionship. As I dusted her knickknacks, she told me where each was from. Mom died in 2002. When dad was ailing, some of my family tried to move him into assisted living, but he wanted to stay in his own home. I gave up my apartment and moved in with him, while working in publishing during the day. We had a great time together for a year and a half. Just after he died, I lost my job because I had spent too much time with dad. That evening, the daughter of a neighbor I'd assisted over the years called me, asking if I could help her mother. That began years of caregiving in which I have helped people stay in their homes, and enjoy life. I've brought my keyboard and played hymns and popular songs, singing with them and laughing.
As a caregiver, I am simply happy to help my people stay in their own familiar setting. I believe the way I interact with them makes them happy. And my cooking makes them extremely happy! I built my cooking experience on my mom's, then learned to cook for fewer than 8 people! I edited three "Taste of the Country" cookbooks, working with a professional dietician who taught me many ways to fit dietary needs while providing tasty food.
My name in Marilyn, from Philippines, 31 yrs old and holder of GreenCard.
I finish nursing course and have 2 years experience in my clinical training, hospital base and one year training as private care-giver to private family.
I like to taking care oldest client and it's my pleasure to me to deliver competent care giving with dignity independence.
I'm looking for CNA that fit to my background, I don't have any CNA certificate yet, but if the company give me a chance to work, I'm welling to learn and work hard to gain more knowledge in the field of care-giver or CNA.
As care-giver My goal is to providing competent care giving services that promote dignity, independence, wellness, socialization and safety of the client, provide support to improved the quality of their lives. Be knowledgeable and experienced on every senior care, help client to find their joy in living, demonstrate patience and compassion during every interaction to all client.
Marilyn Dengal Liz H.
Machesney Park, IL
I have been a CNA for 18+ years, I became a caregiver so I could take care of my grandma. I love what I do. I am honest, trustworthy, funny, kind, loving, and can be firm if need to be. I am a stickler on doing as much for themselves as possible, because if they loose it, they cannot get it back. I treat my clients as I would want to be treated, with respect, dignity, and compassion.