Regina M.

$18.00 / hr

Norfolk, VA

About Regina

A great caregiver is someone who is kind, compassionate, and loving by nature. A generous, sensitive spirit can't be taught only given by the Creator Himself. Caregiving found me. The elderly, children, and animals bring joy to my heart. If I can bring a little peace and comfort into the life of another person I feel I've done what the Master called me to do. My career as a caregiver began by working in a nursing home facility over a year ago. I worked with respiratory patients, wound care patients, dementia patients, HIV patients, hospice patients, Alzheimer patients, and handicapped patients who had all of their faculties but because of missing limbs were unable to stay at home. I learned to give very basic to advanced care. While the level of care changed the one thing that remained constant was the need for a kind word. I was often asked to go into a room and communicate with a difficult patient because there was something about my calm voice and gentle nature that turned every tide into smooth sailing. I left the facility because it was heartbreaking. It should have been a place where every worker enjoyed working there. Instead finding someone who enjoyed their work was a rarity. I believe private duty will be much more fulfilling.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Holiday Shifts

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

CNA/NANNY

Apr 2019 - Present
Private Duty
Feed, bathe, light housekeeping, laundry, maintain sleep cycles, basic learning skill to include baby sign language, transport to outdoor events, groceries, and outdoor play.
Apr 2019 - Present

Private Duty CNA

Sep 2016 - Dec 2019
Julie Caesar
My patient has ALS. He is ventilator dependent and requires suctioning of trachea, mouth, and nostrils. Transfer with hoyer from chair to bed and reverse. Empty foley, put on and remove condom catheter, administer insulin, spike IV bags, start and stop feeding tube, administer eye drops, cough assistance, breathing treatments, take vitals, bed bath, refresh after bowel movement.
Sep 2016 - Dec 2019

CNA II

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Lake Taylor Transistional Home
Maintained patients safety and dignity on a daily basis. Performed activities for daily living to include, bathing, grooming, dressing, oral care, brief change, and feeding. Tidied living quarters. Repositioned patients every hour to two hours, emptied Foley bags, recorded input/output. Collected stool and urine samples. Assisted in wound care. Assisted in the suctioning of respiratory patients. Assisted in blood draw. Collected and recorded vitals signs before and after medication administration. Maintained patient supplies to include toiletries and briefs. Transferred patients via Hoyer lift, Sling lift, and Sit-to-Stand lift, into and out of wheel chair. Transferred patient into and out of Geri-chair recliner.
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016

Phlebotomist

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Interned at the River Pavilion Outpatient Lab. Drew blood using the evacuated tube system. Performed portable EKGs. Collected 24Hr urine specimens, Labeled and forwarded specimens to the processing lab. Explained procedures. Kept patients privacy according to OSHA demands.
Mar 2016 - Mar 2016

CNA

Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
Sentara LifeCare Windermere
Maintained patients safety and dignity on a daily basis. Performed activities for daily living to include, bathing, grooming, dressing, oral care, brief change, and feeding. Tidied living quarters. Repositioned patients every hour to two hours, emptied Foley bags, recorded input/output. Collected stool and urine samples. Assisted in wound care. Collected and recorded vitals signs before and after medication administration. Maintained patient supplies to include toiletries and briefs. Transferred patients via Hoyer lift, Sling lift, and Sit-to-Stand lift, into and out of wheel chair. Transferred patient into and out of Geri-chair recliner.
Dec 2014 - Mar 2016

MCI Institute

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Tidewater Community College

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
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