To provide care for and or assist those that are less fortunate to be able to care for themselves.
I ALWAYS put the needs of the patient first.
I like being a caregiver because it gives me great gratification knowing that I made a difference in someone's life.
I am the mother of three well rounded,articulate,successful children.
I am a self statrting,highly skilled,motivated,individual whom's mission possible in life is to successfully provide skilled care and change the lives of others one person at a time.
My qualifications are to include:
Helping individuals maximize quality of life and ADL's conducive to reaching full potential by providing direct patient care. Able to provide hands-on care to patients by administering medications, managing intravenous lines, observing and monitoring patients' conditions, maintaining records and communicating with family as well as members of the healthcare team. Feed, bathe and dress patients. Take patient vital signs. Serve meals, make beds and keep rooms clean. Set up medical equipment and assist with some medical procedures. Answer calls for help and observe changes in a patient's condition or behavior. Compassion, although it comes naturally, I have continued to cultivate it in my personal and spiritual life. Nothing makes me happier than to know I have in some way made the life of others, more comfortable, bearable, dignified.
My first observation of healthcare was in the family setting observing, Mother, and Aunties attend to the needs of those family members who were advanced in age, disabled or in distress just seemed like a natural thing to do. At the age of 14, I volunteered as a "Candystriper." even though I was personally terrified of blood, needles, and that medicinal hospital smell. I love using my education and experience to help clients and their families through difficult times. My proudest moment was successfully completing my Nurses diploma in 1986, graduating from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, on the Dean's list.