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Caroline H.

$16.00 / hr

Elma, WA

About Caroline

I became a care giver at the age of 18 because I needed a job in my local town, once I started in this profession I became more and more infatuated with it. Therefore, I have chosen to be care giver for more than 30yrs. In this time frame I have accelerated my education by becoming a Nurse Delegate and going to Everest Tech where I received a diploma as a medical assistant. I have learned so much in this time, however no one can know every thing, my Papa says a person must strive to learn some thing new every day so, I try my best. I have continued in this particular line of work because, my heart goes out to those who are in need whether it be in companionship or personal care. I strive to help them remember the old days, family, fun things they have done, where they grew up and compare with them how things are today. If I am on shift I do my best to give each person some quality time I think that is very important to a person no one likes to feel like they are just another body; I compliment all, give hugs, and listen if someone is sad. I am known as the Hummer at work, I hum through the whole shift, sometimes a resident/ client will tell me I am humming a certain child hood song and start singing it for me, they will ask me why I hum I say its a warning (if I am not humming I am in a bad mood) they laugh an say you must be happy all the time, I say yep when I'm here with you I am happy.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time

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
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

CNA and ER Admit/Discharge

Jun 2010 - Nov 2011
Mark Reed Hospital
Assist pts., while providing dignity and privacy, performed all vitals, computer charting, meals, showers, Phone Triage, Admit/Discharge, Faxes as needed, & Obtain EKG’s upon request.
Jun 2010 - Nov 2011

CNA/Shower Coordinator

Mar 2002 - Aug 2010
Panarama City Convalescent and Rehab
I worked independently on B-Wing NOC’s w/ Dementia/ Alzheimer's residents, provided all care necessary to accommodate residents as they woke. I was the shower coordinator on F-Wing Day’s. I left to get a Higher Education; I earned my MA certificate at Everest Tech.
Mar 2002 - Aug 2010

Medical Assistant

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010
Ken P. Lee, MD Internal Medicine/Acupuncture
I assisted with treatments/exams, performed EKG’s, and charted all necessary vitals, wt., & ht. received payments, scheduled FU, and faxed scripts/referrals. This is a student teaching facility.
Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

Everest College

Dec 2008 - Aug 2009
Dec 2008 - Aug 2009

CNA

Feb 1995 - Feb 2002
Bee Hive Retirement Center
On Locked Unit for Dementia/Alzheimer’s Clients
Feb 1995 - Feb 2002

Grays Harbor Health and Rehab

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999
Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

OakHurst Convalescent Center

Jan 1984 - Jul 1988
Jan 1984 - Jul 1988
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