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I have always been a care giver. Not always in the work field, but even as a child it was in me to care for everything. I always thought it was my duty to care for anyone and everything. Started with animals (some of which didn't need care according to their owners ha) and went to vet assistant. Then to opening a day care and caring for children. After the day care I was a school bus driver. When I could no longer drive a big bus physically I became a CNA and will stay such until my retirement. My heart is to tender to work in big facilities where I observed care takers having to rush to get their work done and to many older folks sitting around with no one to talk to. I knew it wasn't the CNA's fault, but my heart hurt after my internship at a great facility. It was then I knew I could not work for a facility. When I worked for an agency, I saw that they truly didn't care who they placed with who, had policies that limited our ability to actually be a friend to our clients and it was more about the profit than if the workers or clients were happy. So this led me to become a private care giver. I can work cheaper than what someone would pay an agency and there are no rules saying I can't get attached to my client! I truly care, and won't be told not to. I do realize that sometimes chemistry isn't right, but at lease we can discover it rather than just being thrown together and expected to work. I currently have one client and can add one more. I keep my hours limited so my schedule can be easily tailored to yours. I am a respite care giver. Meaning I am a permeant relief caregiver. I will do over nights a couple days a week, and 2- 5 hour shifts during the day. This is all negotiable! I haven't been a paid caregiver for long so couldn't list many years. But my experience is much longer, and my training is fresh and continuing.

Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Home Care Aide (HCA), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have, those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy. I love care-giving to those that would otherwise not be able to do so, the the smile on their faces is overwhelming and makes me feel that I have done my job right. I have always enjoyed helping people, so I know I am doing the right thing. The thing I like best about being a caregiver is meeting new people and providing care-giving services that they can no longer do for themselves. I enjoy the opportunity to impact clients lives and make a difference to them. I appreciate the chance to get to know clients and their families and become an integral part of their lives. I always give 100% and do the best job I can, with no expectations or excuses. I also try to bring a sense of humor to my work I've been known to be quite good at doing so. If I can add a smile or laugh to a client's day, I even enjoy watching their favorite television shows with them, that means a lot to me, I feel that's more rewarding than any paycheck can ever be. It is important to laugh. I always treat my clients as if they were my family and I care, love and protect them. I have been a home caregiver for eight years, I took great care of my grandmother and mother as well. I started a family of my own within this time frame. I am a certified nursing assistant. I have a lot of in home care-giving experience. I love to exercise, hike, bike-riding, cooking and eating healthy. I'm very open minded, love talking with and interacting with my clients, companionship is a great deal to me, I have achieved many goals in my life and learned not set too many at once it prevents the discouraging nature and set backs, one of my favorite goals of completion and success is becoming a health and wellness fitness coach. I live a healthy lifestyle, I love to make a positive difference in people lives.

Skills & Certifications: Medical Assistant (MA), Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Home Care Aide (HCA)