Kimberly A.

$15.00 / hr

Hourly wage is negotiable I decided to become a caregiver because of my grandmother. As far back as I can remember she was a home health aide, I enjoyed watching her interact with her patients and making them feel comfortable. After watching my grandmother interact with her patients, i decided to try out the caregiver/assisted living/geriatric world in 2005, where i fell in love with the industry. I have been a caregiver for geriatrics and mental health for up to 10 years and have always enjoyed it. I have worked with patients that have all stages of Alzheimer's and dementia, including sun-downers, also patients with MS and ALS. With all patients, i like to get to know the family and help them understand and cope with Alzheimer's disease as well as MS and ALS and other diagnoses, which all can be very hard for some families to cope and understand. Not only do i care and look after the patient and their needs, but i also look after and care for the families. Because although, they are not being cared for by the aides, they too still need help at times. I am always there for the families for a shoulder to cry, a venting board, or just when they need help out or around the house. I do not only do my specific job duties, i do things that are not asked of me, i treat your home like i do mine. When i see that something needs to be done, i take it upon myself to complete that task. For example, dishes in the sink, dusting, trash overflowing, or helping a family member with something. I have assisted with assembling an entertainment center before, just to be a helping hand. ... more

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Home Health Aide

Aspen Home Health Care

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

Live out-In home care, assist with grooming, bathing, feeding, medication reminders and assistance, transferring to and from wheelchair, bed, and van for day trips. Housekeeping, including...sweeping, moping, dusting, bathrooms, kitchen, living-room, vacuuming, caring for animals including-dogs, cats, and fish. I have 2 patients with this company at this time. One is fully paralyzed due to a car wreck and the other has ALS. Both p atients are not mobile, has animals that i care for, and clean their houses, as well as help out with the family members when needed. I also help with education on their diagnoses, training on how to care for them when i am not there, as well as finding home remedies or helping them with quick tips on how to care or cope. ... more

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Activitiea director/executive director

Martin Crest Assisted Living

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014

Scheduled activities weekly, managed budgets and employee schedules.

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Resident Attendant/Shift Supervisor

Governors Ridge Assisted Living

Oct 2009 - Jul 2013

Assited with daily living activities, medication administration/supervision, insulin injections, charted in patients files daily, communicated with facility director and family when needed, blood pressure checks, range of motion, trained new staff, helped family members cope and understand Alzheimer's Disease.

Education
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Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy

2012 - 2013 Jacksonville FL

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AIU

Associates in Health/Business administration

2009 - 2010

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Boyd High School

Diploma

2001 - 2005 Boyd TX