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I have been a caregiver for over 10 years and have found it to be the most rewarding and enjoyable position I've held. I very much enjoy connecting one on one with people and I get a great sense of happiness knowing that I am directly helping a person who needs my help. I have been described as extremely patient and calm, and I find that those traits greatly help my ability to be a good caregiver. When people begin to age and/or their health deteriorates, life generally moves at a slower pace for them. Their ability to move quickly and to think quickly declines and it is very important for caregivers to be patient with them. That is something that comes naturally for me. I have learned how to balance the tasks of offering the person my physical help, and my companionship. I recognize that companionship is a very important part of this job! As far as the physical help I offer to my clients (cleaning, meal prep, toileting, grocery shopping, etc...) I am not one to sit idle. There is always something to be done around a home and, rather than watch tv (unless that's what the client wants me to do now and then!) or play on my cell phone, I will happily do them. Growing up with a mother who always cooked meals from scratch, I learned a great deal about cooking. I love to cook and bake, and am always up for making good, healthy meals from scratch. Whether I'm assisting my clients while they work in the kitchen, or doing the bulk of the cooking myself, I am great in the kitchen and love to provide great food for my clients. I can offer very satisfied reference, whether they come from the families of past clients or from fellow caregivers I've worked beside in the past. I am flexible schedule-wise and am used to the flexibility that is necessary to work with a rotating team of caregivers.
I became a CNA cause I like helping the elderly and being their for them. It makes my day when I put a smile on their faces and hearing them say Thank You. When I did HHA, it made me so happy that a couple of clients did not want anyone else but me and that got my self-esteem and pride up so high, because I never thought I was that good, until then and this was just recently, and they would also ask me if I am coming back and I would say yes and they would say that's great cause we like you and you are a great person and it would feel great when their family member's felt the same way. I have been a CNA for 27 years. I have experience in working in a nursing home and doing home health. And I also helped take care of my mother-in-law that had dementia, which was very sad seeing her have that and when she passed away it made want to do home health, so can help people, be their for them like I was for my mother-in-law. I really enjoy working with the elderly, and plus I always thought that if that was my mom and dad that they deserve the best care because that is what I would expect from everyone, no ifs and butts about. I did not work from Aug. 1997 to Feb.2013 as a CNA due to moving to Wichita, and plus since I did not Work as a CNA for awhile thought I would have to take the whole CNA course all over again and there's no way I could afford that, but then found out that I just needed to get reinstated, so I got it reinstated, which I was so grateful.