I am a RN who has been caring for my father since diagnosed with kidney cancer after battling bladder cancer two years ago. Through this caretaker position I have gained experience working with physicians/nurses/healthcare workers, learning how to organize/prioritize tasks surrounding his care and therapeutically communicating with him and the family. My decision to enter the health care as a nurse came from caring for my mother who has battled cancer for the past 13 years, first breast cancer and then bone cancer. Being involved with her post-op mastectomy care, taking her to chemotherapy and radiation treatments and the aftercare of such treatments has given me an insight into oncology, medical-surgical, senior health, nutrition, and health teaching. I have recently completed a job on the Acute Rehab unit at CPMC Davies Hospital, caring for patients that suffer complex catastrophic injuries/illnesses, i.e. stroke, spinal cord/brain injuries, amputation, hip fracture, neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis. I have gained expertise in transfer techniques and bowel treatment programs as well as physical/occupational therapy and daily caretaking responsibilities including bathing, fall prevention, cleaning, meals, etc. I enjoy working as a nurse and caretaker because I love to help individuals progress whether that be through motivation or assistance in maintaining their dignity and ability to continue their activities of daily living (ADLs) as much as possible. Welcome to my Carelinx profile. My name is Paula , After 2 years of living in Las Vegas NV. I decided to return California. I am a seasoned caregiver working in healthcare for 27 + years , caring for people is a passion of mine, I also worked in Mental Health and Hospice . For the past 13 years I've worked as a caregiver, homecare and home hospice care, I am also registered with IHSS. My past and present duties/ experiences as a caregiver are such as these but not limited , Dementia/Alzheimer, Tube Feeding, Vitals , Compainoin Care, Catherter Care, Colostomy Care, Meal Prep/ Special Diet, Diabetes ,ALS , Vitals , Bed Ridden Patients , Cancer Patients, Terminally Diagnosis, Doctor Appointments, Wound Care, Medication Reminders, Medication Management , Showering/BedBath, Stroke Patients, charting etc.. Hourly rate: $15-$25 /hour .
My goal as a Caregiver is to provide a tailored needed service to each individual client .I have taken TWO-STEP Tuberculin skin test with negative results . PCA , CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFIED. Certificates: CONNECTING THROUGH CARES , HOSPICE 101 . References letters ,Certificates & Resume upon request.