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I have been a CNA for 12 years, obtaining my license in 2006 and renewing through 2017. For the last 2 years, I was the supervisor for my client's healthcare plan. Because I was not working under the auspices of an RN, submitting the required number of hours under a supervisor, my license lapsed. The skills and experience gained throughout that time are still strong, ever expanding for the best possible healthcare outcomes. The first part of my career was spent in the nonprofit sector as a successful administrator. Then my father had his first stroke. I had always promised that he would be taken care of by his family for as long as possible when the time came, and the time had come. He moved into my home and I realized that I actually was very good at caregiving. When my father passed away, I moved to Portland, OR and got my license as a CNA in 2006. I also have a BS in Sociology with a minor in Fine Art, did post graduate work in various behavioral therapies and have spent many years studying complimentary healing modalities. I even spent a few years as an Activity Coordinator for an Assisted Living Center. Love cooking, gardening and pets. I co-owned a cleaning company and was a caterer in the past so I am very familiar with the high standards you deserve. My clients and their families have given me some of the most profound, loving experiences of my life. Together, with client, family and healthcare providers, we will create a progressive and responsive support system. Is your home arranged to serve you best? Does the food that you eat heal or harm you? Have you used an advocate to go to doctor visits with you so you have every advantage for clear and useful information? Is there beauty in your life? What do you want to do with the rest of your life? How can I help you? These are the questions we will answer together. I promise to be professional, responsible, kind, empathetic and meticulous for and with you.

Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Hello, I'm Sarah M. I'm a seasoned and skillful CNA2 with 8 years experience working with people approaching end-of-life through hospice caregiving. It's the passion I have for the work of death & dying that propelled me to get my CNA2. (Certified Nursing Assistant, Level 1 &2 / Critical Care) I was a volunteer at Hopewell Hospice House for a year and a half before getting my license. After state certification I went on to work for Legacy Hospital System for 2 1/2 years as a home health aide doing in-home hospice care. I was responsible for training all the new CNA's during my time at Legacy. For the past 4 months ( since August 2018) I have been working with OHSU Transplant Patients. Quite a different line of work then all my years doing hospice! However, I deeply enjoyed supporting patients gaining a full and vibrant recovery from their transplant experience. This type of care is 24/7 in-home caregiving...monitoring the patient for signs of symptoms of transplant rejection. Lots for charting! Lots of team work with OHSU Staff! It was a joy to help them and I'm glad they asked me to be on the team. Currently: my schedule is finally open to accept new clients! I'm also working on getting my Death Care Consultant license and teaching classes (open to the public) on many important end of life issues. I am open to working with clients in all stages of health; your loved one doesn't have to be at a hospice stage of life in order to hire me for support. Besides all my medical experience I also have a ton experience supporting delightful elderly ladies who just need a little TLC, home cooked nutritious meals and basic companion care. Night & Day shifts open for right family. Whatever your needs; please feel free to contact me for a free consultation to see if we'd be a good caregiving match. I look forward to having an opportunity to work with you. And thank-you for your time reviewing my profile! Best, Sarah M.

Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)