$16/hr hourly rate $0/day live-in rate PART-time availability

Profile

I have a passion to care for the elderly and sick. I started in the medical field in 1976. I started as a volunteer in Freedman's Hospital, which is now Howard University Hospital. Throughout my career I have worked in doctor offices and hospitals. I have degrees and certificates for many things in the medical field. I cared for my grandmother, my aunt and my mother. I promised my parents I would never put them in a facility. So far, I have kept my promise. I worked at the Hebrew Home of Gr. Washington in 1982-1987. During that time caregivers did not have certificates. It was not mandatory at that time at all. I did not like how the residents were being treated. I enjoy taking care of those who needed assistant. I am eager to learn as much as I can. I have also learned several things from the elderly that I have cared for over the years. You have to have a passion in your heart to care for the sick. You must be able to listen and understand how they feel and what they may be going through. As a caregiver, you must be able to give them compassion, show empathy, let them know that you care. If a caregiver can care for someone and do this, that patient will be at ease and not worry about anything. They know they have someone that really care about them.

Employment

Employer Position Location From To
Caring Hands Homecare CNA Bethesda, Md. 6/1/11 10/1/14
Lifematters CNA Bethesda, Md. 1/1/15 Present

Education

School Name From To Degree
Sanford-Brown College 2010 2013 Associate’s Degree

Related Interests & Hobbies

Crocheting, reading, nature

Languages

English

Experience With

Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease

Diabetes

Hospice Care

Parkinson's Disease

Hoyer Lift

Skin Disorders

Stroke

First Aid Training

Catheter Skills

Transferring/Balance Support