Served in the healthcare industry for 17 years. Have worked with a variety of adults with special needs, including; developmentally disabled, Quadriplegia, elderly patients, hospice, dementia and Alzheimer's. Over the past seven years, I have provided private care for an elderly couple. I became a certified nursing assistant in 2005. Have extensive experience working in a variety of facilities including long-term care, community based residential, and private homes. Over the course of my career, I have garnered knowledge, skills and abilities including dispensing medications, fire safety, CPR & first aid, daily and hospice care. Have supervisory and staff training experience serving as shift manager in a memory care unit. My strengths as a CNA and caregiver include patience, gentle demeanor, compassion, dependability, safe and concern for patient dignity.