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I think I am a great caregiver cause I love to help people special the elderly and just love hear story about when they was young growing up. My older brother is slow has a mild case of MMR he always lived with us and my grandpa lived with us till he went to nursing home. I have work in home health hospitals, nursing homes and with Mentally disabled individuals. I started taken care of people back in 1999 when I got my CNA license and worked in a nursing home were my grandpa was. I always like helping people and it made me happy to help others. I have work for people in there home Sac-Osage home health. I have twins boys that just turn 22. After my father passed away my mom and my bother lived with me from 2008-2012 and then I lost my mom she had diabetes, pulmonary fibrosis. My brother lived with me till 2014 and with him have behavior and my twins and working it was to much so I got him signed up with Skills unlimited were i was working. He lives on his own and has a guardian and has staff so many hrs of the day. I took care of my sister-in-law after she had surgery and was on dialysis she came to live with me cause she couldn't live on her own and wanted to keep her out of nursing home. 2015-2016. In April 2017 one of my sons had a car wreck and is paralyzed from the nipple line down. I spent 60 some days at hospitals, and rehab with him and he was home for a month before rehab mo wieght bearing cause he had back surgery and both arms total care with feeding tub and track. So I have spent the majority of my life helping others. My son now lives on his own. He has came a long way. I work with Skills unlimited in Nevada mo working with Mentally disabled individuals and have been doing that for almost 7 years I am an assistant Manager of an ISL.
I became a caregiver after suffering with some issues of my own as an adolescent. Once graduating from high school and needing to think about careers that mattered I went right into nursing. It started with home health and has ventured into working in hospital settings and nursing homes as well. What I like about being a caregiver is the fact that you know you are taking care of needs as they arise. You leave your client/patient with a feeling of self worth. Nothing is more rewarding than that! As a caregiver you can watch a client go from feeling down and blue and not healing well to smiling and taking life head on with the right support and beating many odds laid out for them. My most personal achievement would have to be while working in a hospital setting, was caring for a sick infant. She cried so much and her parents were distraught. I came into the room and asked if I could help. They gladly said yes. I worked with this child for quite some time and with patience and perseverance I was able to help her calm down, eat, bathe, and assist in getting her meds down. When the parents came back she was napping. They said they had been at the facility for many days and things were only getting worse. Both parties needed sleep in order to let healing begin. Knowing I was there willing to listen and able to work was a great feat. Your there for your patients and that is how it is supposed to be. As far as myself, I'm caring, compassionate, devoted to what I do.