Tana V.

$20.00 / hr

The reason I became a care giver is because I love helping people. I have worked as a Legal Secretary/ Personal Assistant, Customer Service Rep, Home Care Aid, Nurse assistant and Job Coach . I have dealt with lot and have years of lived experience. So I feel I can deal with hard issues rather easily and still keep a positive attitude and a pleasant demeanor. My first husband past away at 32 from Lymphoma and I took care of him for 6 months. Then my father got sick and past away from cirrhosis of the liver and already had diabetes and I took care of him. Then 3 years ago my step dad got bladder cance r and I moved to Washington to help my mom with him. She has onset of dementia and wasn't dealing with my step dad well. So I have helped them with their day to day care ever since. I love being a caregiver cause I love helping people and am driven to help the elderly and disabled in providing them with quality of life in care as well as dignity and independence with an emphasis on nutrition and hydration. I take pride in my work and always leave a job satisfied I did it to the best of my ability. I have never been a lazy person. My expertise is in hospice care , cancer patients, as well as stroke patients and dementia. I also have Non Verbal communication, Peer specialist, and Behavioral Specialist certificates. I go out of my way to be very gentle, caring as well as professional and not bossy. I always keep a friendly upbeat attitude with a lot of humor and making light of everyday life situations as well as being serious when a client isn't feeling well. So it is not work to me because I love what I do and don't mind doing it. I like to keep my attention on my clients and make our time their time and as special as possible cause you never know what can happen or when. I am empathetic and sensitive to others emotions and can tell easily, even without words, if a client isn't doing well. Clients often love me and special request me. ... more

Caregiving Services
  • Jobs I'm seeking
    Full Time
    Part Time
    Short Term
    Weekend Live-In
    Holiday Shifts
    Either live-in or live-out

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

  • Hourly rate
    $6.26Taxes & Fees
    $26.26You pay

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Personal Assistant

Black Cat Trucking

Apr 2018 - Present

Any correspondence and errands including permits, work orders, Billing Vendors, other office detail and paperwork.


Independent Provider

Tana Schmidt/Ken Schmidt

Nov 2013 - Present

Nursed my step dad back to health from bladder cancer, assisting him with medical transport, medication management, bathroom assistance, transfer, bathing, dressing sometimes errands also assisted my mom who has some dementia with day to day and still do.


Job Coach

Exceptional Foresters Inc.

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

Job Coach specializing in behaviors and working with adult clients with developmental disabilities on the job. Helping clients by using structured intervention techniques to help the employee learn to perform job tasks to the employers specifications and interpersonal skills necessary to be a worker at the jobsite. Also a community inclusion specialist integrating clients into their community for socialization, recreation, and pers onal development skills. Full documentation and case noting as well as 4 months of specialized behavior training. ... more


NAR Intern

Shelton Health and Rehabilitation

Aug 2017 - Oct 2017

Attended 8 week (100 hr) classroom and on the job training as a Nursing Assistant registered. Providing fast paced personal care to 10+ patients caregiving and skilled nursing. Assisting patients with daily activities they might have trouble with on their own such as transfer, grooming/ bathing , toileting and eating.


In Home Care Aid

Catholic Community serices

Dec 2016 - Aug 2017

Finished 75 hours of Home Case education and passed state exam. Providing non medical in home care for elderly and disabled people. Including, but not limited to, cleaning, running errands, medical transport, Dr. appointment's, helping with in home day to day bathing, personal care, dressing, assist with bathroom or brief changes, transfer from wheelchair to toilet or commode, medication management, ambulatory, preparing meals, fee ding and medical transport. ... more


Customer service/Courtesy Clerk


Jul 2014 - Dec 2015

Maintained Courtesy desk area in accordance with company policies and procedure by properly handling claims and returns, resolving customer issues and concerns by identifying customers' needs while assisting with purchase decisions and locating merchandise availability in the inventory system, promoting and providing financial products and services to customers in accordance with company and legal policies and products and service while operating equipment to process customer purchases or monetary transactions by using appropriate procedure and different payment types. ie: Check Cashing, money orders, load and unload prepaid cards, process gift cards, money gram wire transfers as well as cashier and answering phones. ... more


Administrative support/ Personal Assistant

Able Plumbing Sewer & Drain (Septic)

Feb 2003 - Nov 2013

All part-time office support and data entry including but not limited to: Record keeping, meeting minutes, Letters of transmittal, Submittals, Bid Proposals/ Bid packages, Change reguests, Purchase orders, invoices, work orders, maintain project and all client files. Also Persoanl Assisting and errands.


Legal Document Assistant

Paralegal Services

May 2008 - Nov 2013

I have 6+ years experience specializing in Family Law/Civil court process and procedures. Independently assisting low income families with preparation of legal documebts on a sliding scale, ability to pat basis according to income. Under supervision any documebts pertaining to Family laws or Civil Law with limited scope representation, referral and filing of Legal Seperation/Dissolution, Paternity, Custody, Visitation, Modification of orders, Order to Show Cause, Restraining Orders, Release of Drivers License, Gaurdianship, and other Civil and Small Claims issues as well as process serve. ... more

Certifications / Licenses

Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR)


Home Care Aide (HCA)



2006 - 2008 San Jose CA


Independence High School


1985 - 1989 San Jose CA

Central County Occupational Center/Program

Office Administration

1988 - 1989 San Jose CA


CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Aug 2018: Overview of Mobility & Safety Equipment Copy

Jul 2018: Communications: Cultural Competency

Jul 2018: Dementia Care I: Introduction To Dementia

Jul 2018: Infection Control & Maintaining a Clean Environment

Jul 2018: Clients' Rights

Jul 2018: Assisting With Personal Care: Part 2

Jul 2018: Safety Precautions For Caregivers

Jul 2018: Assisting With Personal Care: Part 1

Jul 2018: Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect

Jul 2018: Overview of Cancer Care

Jul 2018: Overview of Heart Disease Care

Jul 2018: Light Housekeeping For Professional Caregivers

Jul 2018: Safely Transferring Clients

Jul 2018: Assisting with Bathing

Jul 2018: Dementia Care For Professional Caregivers

Jul 2018: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx