After 23 years as a single mother of 4, it is my time to shine. I was married at 16 and soon after I had 4 children. I, then put my goals off to the future, making them my priority. The future is here and my children are grown, with the exception of my 5 year old. She came into my life at 8 months old, neglected and in need of care. I am happy to call her mine now.
I am blessed with amazing support to begin my journey. I chose to become a CNA due to all the hands on experience it holds. The fact that I can assist with such a simple task in many cases and get such gratitude or just a warm smile makes me adore the position. I am aware not all cases are as simple or rewarding, but just one is enough.
My life skills as a mother and caregiver have given me the ability to take care of or help with many daily tasks that are needed day to day. These daily tasks may be simple to us, yet a challenge for others. It is our job, as a CNA, to recognize and attend to those needs. The instinct to know when something is off or just not as it should be and the ability to take needed action safely and correctly is a must. I spent the final months with two family members which were total care and was able to learn very much from Hospice care. I was, also, able to assist and learn from the Hospice teams that came out. My previous work experience taught me many people skills, crisis prevention and ways to deal with crisis in a calm manner. Superb Recovery is always my intent in resolving stressful, dangerous or unhealthy situations.
Residents/Patients must always be the priority. In keeping that priority it is crucial to control the spread of infection. Hand washing and always wearing gloves are ways we can keep ourselves and others healthy. Working as a team is one of the many ways we can give those that depend on us the best possible care. Mostly, I hope to give the care most needed, that care must come from the heart.
I hope for the opportunity to be the best CNA I can be for your establishment. Thank you for your time.
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