Other Qualifications, Certifications and Credentials
My first aid and CPR certifications have expired but I will be glad to re-certify if requested.
Ideally, I would like to provide care for older children, adults, and the elderly. I have always had a strong interest in the medical profession. I took classes to become an RN but needed to drop out before completing the program as my family needed me more at the time. I am NOT an RN, but would be interested in providing care for older children, adults, and the elderly that may have some medical impairment...
Ideally, I would like to provide care for older children, adults, and the elderly. I have always had a strong interest in the medical profession. I took classes to become an RN but needed to drop out before completing the program as my family needed me more at the time. I am NOT an RN, but would be interested in providing care for older children, adults, and the elderly that may have some medical impairment no longer requiring the services of a trained medical professional, but still require help and assistance.
I am also interested in providing care for the elderly that does not necessarily require medical assistance, but needs assistance in other ways. I have provided care for my elderly mother on/off for the past 10 years (medically and non medically)and understand many of the challenges facing them both on a physical and emotional level. I am very close to my mother and have also been fortunate to have not only known her large circle of friends, but socialize with them as well over that past 20 years.
Many of the elderly have fascinating stories to tell and unfortunately many of them don't have anyone to tell their stories to. Many do not have friends that are able to visit and play board games with them or do other activities. Others don't have family close by to help care for them, or their busy schedules make it difficult.
I believe that if an elderly person would prefer to stay in their home where they are the most comfortable, they should be able to do so if arrangements can be made. I am not a big advocate of nursing home facilities unless there is a definite need for it. That is where I come in! Sometimes the smallest thing like helping them with basic care, household help, cooking, laundry, taking them to doctors appointments, or even just talking to them can make the biggest difference in their lives.
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