Sarah E.|Fullerton, CA
6 yrs exp
31 yrs old
Patient, Loving, Experienced Caregiver
I am a student finishing up my degree at California State University of Fullerton. My major is Human Services, with an emphasis in Gerontology. I have been in the field of care taking and hospitality for the past four years. While I have an Associate of Arts degree in Social and Behavior Science, I am very passionate about widening my knowledge in this field of gerontology. Eventually going into work with residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dementia, and other forms of memory loss. It is the population I am most passionate about serving. As well as having experience with Alzheimer's and dementia, I also am experienced with Parkinson's, Diebeties, MR, MS, Strokes, Epilepsy, O2 Takes, Feeding tubes, Hoyer Lifts, digestive problems, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, osteoarthritis, arthritis, peripheral vascular disease as well as basic to severe hearing and vision impairments, paralysis, quadropolegics and much more.
I have been thoroughly trained in bathing, incontinence, transferring, feeding, administering medicine, changing clothes, and various types of grooming including, but not limited too, shaving, hair styling, pedicures, manicures, and make-up. My hands-on experience is something I have invested the last five years of my life in. I have been overseas to Kenya and Haiti specifically serving and training nationals to work with disabled children and adults, as well as months of hands-on experience myself. More training and experience is listed on my resume.
In addition to my history and education in this particular field of caregiving, I have great customer services skills, administration skills and secretarial skills. I am accustomed to handling multiple jobs, documenting my services, as well as maintaining a calm yet organized demeanor. I would love an opportunity to future discuss my background and skills that can help fulfill the job you are looking for.
My philosophy is that of a holistic nature. Having worked for larger organizations as well as one on one, I can see the difference in their care taking techniques. I see that one on one you have the time and opportunities to care for not only their basic health needs but their emotional, spiritual, physical and mental needs. Holistic caring is the only way to truely care for someone.
I have served on four overseas Christian mission trips, Thailand in 2005, Ukraine in 2005, Kenya in 2008 (working with disabled adults), Haiti 2010 (working with disabled children).
Hope to hear from you soon!