Hi. I am an upbeat, caring & seasoned (over 15 yrs) licensed CNA (certified nursing asst)/home health aide experienced with young/senior people with varying conditions & health needs; understanding their particular issues & feelings & tending to them accordingly be it assisting with bathing, bathroom functions, walking, eating, etc. I am trained in first aid & CPR as well as BLS (Basic Life Support). Skilled at planning & preparing meals, cook, clean & do laundry as needed to maintain the cleanliness & healthfulness of the environment. Have own transportation & can drive clients to medical appointments, grocery store, beauty parlors or senior centers. While those are my formal duties, I get the greatest satisfaction engaging with clients on a one-to-one basis. A smile, a laugh, reading a book or doing a puzzle is great therapy. I'm a cum laude graduate of UConn, have a clean driving record, eschew cell phones except when absolutely necessary that they be used. Great references.