Elisa S.

$12.00 / hr

For me I guess it became evident early on in my life, that what I love to do is to take care of others. I was married for 21 years and took care of elderly in-laws, and parents till they passed on, and it made me realize how special those with special needs are and how much 1 simple smile, listening ears, and touch can comfort even a stranger. None of us are promised tomorrow and on April 1, 2004 I lost my oldest son in the war in Iraq.... to me that was the most devastating thing to go through that any parent could endure. I mention this because after Dusty's death my life was forever changed and ou t of it, I was afforded the opportunity to go to school and get certified as a CNA for the state of Texas. I had volunteered and shadowed at a long term center and my fellow friends said Lisa you like this you should get certified.... and so I did. I tell everyone that being a caregiver is not a job for me it is a call in my life. It requires compassion and I am devoted to do the very best I can do for the person I am providing care for and it goes beyond just the daily ADL's, this encompasses being a good listener and encouraging them to achieve the best possible for them and their loved ones. It requires team work from the person receiving the care to the family and loved ones, and of course me the caregiver. In closing thankyou for this opportunity. Sincerely, Lisa G. Sekula ... more

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shadowed and volunteered while getting my license

Bridges

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015

I was in charge of feeding residents plus assisting them with their ADL's. This job also afforded me the opportunity to assist residents go on a trip to a bird refuge. I fed them, and also assisted with going to bathroom etc. shadowed and volunteered at Amara Hospice and it is there that I attended to patients that were terminally ill. I assisted with their bathing and helping with whatever they needed as they transi tioned into the last stages of their lives. ... more

Certifications / Licenses
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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Education
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Edinburg, Texas High School

12th grade

1977 - Present