Arleen B.|Oswego, IL
6 yrs exp
63 yrs old
Certified Nursing Assistant Caregiver
I am a mature (my son is 26), non-smoking, Certified Nursing Assistant. For over 5 1/2 years, I cared for my elderly, handicapped Mother who lived with us. She had had a stroke 7 years prior to moving in, and unable to communicate, walk and was incontinent. I was her sole caregiver, getting her in and out of bed, bathing, changing her (including over 9000 diaper changing!). I truly enjoyed caring for her. After she passed away, I cared for another woman with Dementia, giving her showers, changing her, doing her Range of Motion with her, and exercises the Physical Therapist prescribed. After she passed away, I took the Basic Nursing Assistant class at Waubonsee Community College. While there, they did my background check. I then took the State exam and received my CNA certificate. I am currently working part time (weekends) at a Senior Living place.