I have been and worked as a CNA since I was 18 , Well over 20 yrs experience. I was born to care for others , I love making someone else smile or feel better , I can do your shopping or help you to appointments, house keeping , meal prep, showers, dressing, I can answer phones, filing , computer work, make calls schedule appts, be your personal driver, walk your dog or simply be a friend to go to lunch with , whatever you need I can make happen and always do my best ! I currently have been raising my grand baby and she is so amazing, Its very different this time around. I love to fish and go for walks. I love to learn new things and meet new people. I genuinely love caring for others, it truly makes me smile to see them smile. I can assist with any and all ADL'S, I can encourage and assist with physical therapy. Cleaning up and laundry are of course a part of my job and lots of hugs and laughs too. Hi, I'm Delphonia!
I've known since I was a young girl that helping others was in my spirit. My 1st job at the age of 19 was in a nursing home. I started in the laundry room, but my passion was really in direct care, so ever since then this it's all I've done in some capacity as an HHA, CNA, MA, MAS, Dr's offices, residential care etc.. I believe my many years of experience makes me the perfect candidate to look after your loved one. I looked after both my parents after they had their strokes . Working in nursing homes, home health care, hospitals, afforded me the ability to work with patients of al ages with various health problems. I especially love working with the elderly; the wisdom, knowledge I gain, and sincerity is like no other. There's nothing else I'd rather be spending my time doing. I can truly say that caregiving is my calling. I became a caregiver because I've known since I was a little girl that I wanted to be in the medical field in some capacity. Taking care people was in my blood. I was always the one who bandaged up my baby dolls, or my friends who needed it, or the animals who were hurt, so when I got my first job at a nursing home working in the laundry room and housekeeping, being around those precious residents just solidified my true calling and this is what I was meant to do. I became a NA (nurses' assistant) , now known as CNA's, long before you needed a license, or before you had to go to state board to pass a test, so that was back in the 80's. I was 19 years old and I'll soon be 50. This is what I've done most of my adult life. I don't think of it as a job, or a career, I think of it as just spending time with someone who needs a little extra help in their seasoned years. I absolutely love it. I honestly couldn't see myself doing anything else.
I originally became a caregiver (CNA) in my early 20s. Helping people always gave me a great sense of satisfaction. I later went on to become an RN. Although I enjoyed that, I did miss the hands on physical care giving that I experienced as a CNA. The nurse is responsible for medications, orders, conferring with the MD, but little in the way of direct hands-on care. I left hospital nursing in 2004 and spent the next 6 years in a cardio-thoracic surgeon's office. The hours were perfect and I enjoyed the teaching component of office nursing, but it didn't satisfy me the way working as a CNA did. I left nursing altogether 5 years ago to become a stay at home mom for my infant daughter. I feel so blessed to have had these years with her, but now she is off to Kindergarten and I have begun to think about what I would like to do with my time now. My children are, by far, the thing I am most proud of. I think about going back to nursing, but what I would really love to do is to just be a caregiver. Take care of people in their home environment. It's what i started out doing, and it's what has brought me the most satisfaction (professionally).