I feel that being a caregiver requires common sense and compassion; two qualities that I definitely possess. I'm very caring, sensitive, observative, and I've always had a deep passion for caregiving. I became a certified nursing assistant 20 years ago, and I wouldn't dream of doing anything else. My many achievements include working with special needs individual, developmentally disabled individuals, Alzheimers patients and a host of other categories. It's very rewarding helping someone walk again, feel again, being by their side or support, or simply putting a smile on their face. What I do isn't a job, I'm getting paid to do what I Love!!! I love taking care of the elderly,because one day we will all become elderly if we are fortunate, I took care of my mother for 15+ years, until her death, she had a severe stroke, I nursed her back to health within a year and she lived 18 more years, I am glad I was there for her. I have experience in diabetes, stroke, transfers, hospice, housekeeping, cooking, companionship, errands, trustworthy, dependable and I love to read out loud, I follow instructions well and I truly enjoy life, I am not an anxious person, I can adjust to most situations, and I love to talk and play games, Alzheimer's is something that I have the patience for, they just need extra love, and I pray daily.