My name is Wanda, I have been a caregiver for 25yrs. I cared for my grandmother 5 yrs in her home until her demise. I worked for Sheltering Arm Senior Services for 15 yrs until laid off. I cooked for Aldine School District for 3 yrs. But one day I decided to go back,, to what I love to do, 'that is working with the seniors/elders. So!! I joined the Caregiver Connection Team in 2014-present. I'm a very dependable, punctual, enthusiastic, reliable, trustworthy and compassionate caregiver. I have years of experience, with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Dementia, Hospice, and Senior/Elder care. I can perform certain tasks that it take to make you and your love one happy and independent to stay in the comfort of their home. I have numerous of references, background check and drug test. Thank you for your consideration. My major objective for becoming a caregiver is to make a difference in people's lives. People need a doctor to diagnose and treat their diseases and ailments, they need a nurse to administer medication and treatment when they are sick. However, at all times they need a caregiver to listen to them, attend to their everyday needs and treat them with compassion. That is where I come in.
What I like about being a caregiver is that it affords me the opportunity to use what I have, the skill, knowledge, experience coupled with love, honesty and integrity to help people in need.
One personal achievement I am proud of is the completion of the NRCPT Phlebotomy Technician's certificate and yet, rather than sit down to do venipuncture, I chose to do what I like most--care for people.
I have worked in various aspects of the healthcare system. Overseas, I worked as pharmacy technician, medical assistant and nursing assistant for eight years. Here in the United States I have taken care of different kinds of patients especially the geriatric population and those with Alzheimer's disease as a professional certified by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
I am very reliable, dependable and both a team player and team leader. I do my job with integrity and honesty. Moreover, I take the job personal in that I view the patient as if he/she was my father/grandfather, mother/grandmother, uncle/aunty. I am compassionate, especially to elders. I am Interested in companionship for someone. I am retired, and I go to school part-time, online. I am flexible enough to be able to do days or evenings. I am proficient in English and a very good conversationalist. I am very personable and outgoing. I have been a HHA for almost 10 years. I currently freelance on home, hospital, rehab assignments I also helped my x husband at a group home, for MHMR. Altogether, I have 3 years plus in Houston and about 7 years in the Ft. Worth area.
I mainly enjoying meeting new people, and helping with any service they are requiring. I am very good conversing with people in all walks of life.
I list my most personal achievements as having reared 2 children, a step-daughter, retired and in my senior year of college at UHD, seeking a Bachelor's Degree, concentrating in Psychology.
I would be available for overnight on occasion, (WITH NOTICE) As a caregiver/CNA I do this type of work because its what I enjoy. I'm a very caring person that has a deep compassion for the work I do. I treat my clients as my own. Companion is a must. I'm a very listening and understanding person that empathizes. VERY ENCOURAGING! Catch on very quickly, discerning new clients and surroundings (it tells me a little about their personalities and characteristics, what i may be up for). I've known since age 13 what I wanted to do. I'm a certified CNA, caregiver, HAHA. I've worked with many individuals in very different levels. I have 13+ in the medical field. I love challenges. I've worked with many challenging residents and clients in homes, out of homes, nursings facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, dementia, Alzheimer's, etc. I'm willing and ready to take on whatever needs my attention. I can do ROM, participate in Dr appointments, etc. When and if hired, I will provide documentation.