Ada S.

$15.00 / hr

Houston, TX

About Ada

Ive been described by employers are a compassionate, hard working, caring and trustworthy individual with a passion for working with the elderly and disabled. With over 18 years experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, working in major hospitals in varying specialties, I've now focused my skills and expertise on one on one care.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Part Time

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Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

SAMMA RE-CERTIFICATION

Jan 2014 - Present
Jan 2014 - Present

SANFORD BROWN

Jan 2010 - Present
Jan 2010 - Present

CNA/ PATIENT SITTER

Jul 2002 - Present
Methodist Hospital Houston
Provided direct one on one observation of assigned patient to assure a safe environment at all times. One on one care included assistance with ADL's and other technical duties under the supervision and direction of the Nursing Supervisor. Care activities included preventing maladaptive behaviors for patients with mental or behavioral health disturbances including suicidal prevention and drug/alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Jul 2002 - Present

CNA/Unit Secretary

Jun 2008 - Sep 2012
Triumph Hospital Houston
Performed treatment and procedures in accordance with established policies and procedures after in-depth training by nursing supervisor. Reported observations, conditions and problems of patients to the licensed nurse, recorded care administered according to established procedures. Assisted with maintaining equipment and supplies as established on the unit, following channels of communication for effective problem solving while participating as a team player. Maintained Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for patients and superiors. As a monitor tech, I Observed screen of cardiac monitor to identify abnormal variation in heart rhythm. Informed supervising nurse of such findings. Measured length and height of patient's heart rhythm pattern on graphic tape readout, using calipers, posting information on patient records. Answering calls for assistance from patients and inquiries concerning patients from medical staff.
Jun 2008 - Sep 2012

CNA

Jan 2004 - Jul 2008
Triumph Hospital Clear Lake
Assisted patients' with activities of daily living, ensuring personal hygiene was maintained by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, back rubs, shampoos, and shaves, assisted with ambulation, ROM activities, showering and bathing assistance. Feeding assigned patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients,and providing fresh water and nourishment between meals. Supervised treatments performed under supervision of charge nurse included enemas, douches, non-sterile dressings, ice packs, heat treatments as needed. Monitored patients with restraints. Maintained patient stability by checking vital signs and weight, Accu-check blood sugar testing, recording intake and output information. Answering patients' call lights in a prompt and timely manner, reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor. Computerized/ paper Documenting of all actions closely following facility policies and procedures.
Jan 2004 - Jul 2008

CNA

Feb 1996 - Jun 2003
Kindred Hospital Houston
Provided patient care under direction of supervising RN. Reposition patients on their beds to prevent bed sores, Bathed and cleaned patients, Check patients¿ vital signs (including blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, etc.) Assisted assigned patients in getting out of bed and using toilet, Served meals, Turned and re-position bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.Measured and recorded food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, set up medical equipment and assisted with medical procedures as needed. Answered calls for help promptly while observing for changes in a patient's condition or behavior.
Feb 1996 - Jun 2003

SPARTAN

Jan 1995 - Jan 1995
Jan 1995 - Jan 1995
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