I believe what makes me a great caregiver is I generally care about the ones I take care of. Some companies tell you that part of your job is not to get close to your clients or patients, that you can't have a relationship with the ones you take care of on a daily basis. I will always go above and beyond for the ones under my care. I always feel and treat them as if they are one of my family members as well. I wouldn't do anything for them that I wouldn't do for my own mom , grandma, aunt, uncle, dad, grandfather. Not only am I there for the client/patient but I'm also there for the families as well. Questions, concerns, suggestions, keeping them up to date on conditions. Communication is big with me on keeping everyone on the same page so that the best care can be given at all times.
I became a caregiver because my ex husband was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. He called me from the hospital asking for my advise and help. I left California to go back to New York to help him threw his treatments and all of his struggles. His fight has been long and hard and he has not given up yet on life. Seeing other family members go in and out of nursing homes being neglected , alone, and losing their will to live has been a struggle and I've taken caregiver positions with all of my terminally ill relatives and a few friends. I want others to feel that their loved ones are safe and taken care of when they are unable to be there with them. That's the main reason why I do what I do. The fulfillment I get when I know I've made a difference for someone else. Whether it's for the patient that is passing or the family members that need that reassurance their loved one is being properly taken care of.
I enjoy everything there is to being a care giver.
(Hourly rate is negotiable depending on level of care required)
Being a caregiver for 12 years and loving this career! Ever-since being introduced to this career, I have acquired the passion and enthusiasm into taking care of, not only seniors, but people of all age groups who desperately require care and assistance and having to make them feel secure and happy in their own environment, homes and communities and making an impact in their lives so that they may get through each day with comfort and peace. I am very passionate with the work i do. I have taken care of several patients in the past from which i have had many different experiences with, which involved bathing, laundry, toilet assistance, hoyer lift, meal preparation, feeding, using feeding machine, medication, doctor/nurse visits, dental appointments and moreso with hospice cases.
With my expertise, guidance, compassion and respect I have helped the elderly and other adults to maintain as much independence as possible by providing appropriate in home care assistance, companionship, personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation, housekeeping and an enjoyable lifestyle. In doing so I have found such joy and passion as I have helped people grow old with dignity, pleasure, and a sense of purpose and managed to lift spirits, not only of the person in need, but of the family caregivers as well.Minimum of 5hrs, Rates 8hours and above is $15/hr Any thing less is $20 per 24 is negotiable Hello my name is Renee Taufa, I live in East Palo Alto, I've been a caregiver for 14 plus years now. I start working as a caregiver when my grandmother in my last year in high school, she was diagnosed with dementia so us family members take great care of her. From there I felt like it's my calling to give back to elders because of what they've done-taking great care of us, which my grandmother did who raised me.
I've work worked in short and long term care in facilities, rehabilitations and also in seniors private home. Assisting seniors with ADLs, exercise, transferring, grooming, light housekeeping, and offer assistant with other tasks. I enjoy helping clients achieve short or long term goal, talk with them and find out what's their favorite book, show on tv, music they like.
I love cooking and baking by following recipes online or cookbook or whatever the clients wants.
In my spare time I love watching documentaries, read autobiography books, hanging out with my families and friends, go to movies, and love listening to classical music.
Thank you, have a wonderful day.