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I come from a family of individuals who have dedicated their life to the bettering of less fortunate individuals. A mother who has worked with mentally handicapped children for over 20 years, an aunt and uncle who currently care for and assist mentally handicapped adults, and a cousin who also works with elderly persons to better their standards of living and independence. This instilled in me a sense of compassion for those who cannot care for themselves, and motivated me to join them in this mission. My favorite part about being a caregiver, has been those times when I was able to help share an experience with someone who otherwise may have never been able to enjoy it again in their lifetime. I also enjoy gaining insight from the wisdom that my clients have obtained over the course of decades before me. I especially am drawn to persons who have served in the armed forces, and lived through some of the roughest times in world history. They are the true hero's in this life, and often don't get the attention they deserve. While I recognize that certain tasks involve some level of discomfort for many individuals, such as bathing and even simply inviting a stranger into ones home, I have become accustomed to these struggles, and have learned how to minimize that apprehension, while still maintaining the clients decency and feeling of privacy. My goal is to provide the support needed to give back whatever the client feels they have lost, and give peace of mind to family, knowing that their loved ones are safe even when they cannot be there for them.
I am a fine quality Caregiver, for I put my heart into my care. Your Mother becomes my own Mother in that I listen to her, drawing out her needs, sorrows, memories, and joys. I am able to be a strong Companion whereby I encourage and uplift the client, reducing worry with positive thinking and reinforcement. I have a good sense of humor and am pleasant to be around. My job is about my client first. How may I serve this person? How may I bring color back into my client's life? I don't use my cellphone unless emergency, but am continually active with my client in many ways, such as taking pictures, creating memory albums for family, reading, interaction ongoing. I bring enthusiasm, graciousness and contentment to any Senior. I am highly moral, protective, on time, and aware of danger. I am loyal from the beginning of my assignment to the end. The families whose Mothers I have cared for trusted me alone with their Mother, as the only Caregiver with the exception of 1 current client for whom family has 4 caregivers in place for round the clock care. I do not use the hoyer lift, nor lift or carry clients, nor give medical care or nursing. I am happy to do light housekeeping, errands, shopping, banking, meal prep, stand by assistance, toileting, showering, dressing, grooming, and give good quality companionship. I am unable to work in a smoking environment. I love animals. As well, I bring 24 years executive secretary experience to you, should you need organization or detailed tasks performed, such as filing, sorting, etc. Im interested in working for you on Tuesday through Friday, for at least 4 hours up to 8 hours daily. I will work 1 day alone up to 4 days depending upon the hours you need care. I look forward to meeting you! Sincerely, Rachel

Skills & Certifications: Home Care Aide (HCA)