Full-time, 43 year old senior care provider from Kankakee, IL with 1 year of experience and a background check available upon request
Kankakee, IL | 43 yrs old
1 years experience
Kankakee, IL | 43 yrs old | 1 experience | full-time $20-25/hr
I am a licensed Practical Nurse experienced with quality patient care. I am currently working in a nursing home setting responsible for the care of 50 geriatric residents with different unique needs. I am mostly working with total care residents or geriatrics with Alzheimer's disease. I am from the Philippines and away from my own family. In my culture, loving and caring for elders is very important. I lost my mother at an early age and I never had the chance to care for her before she died. I am away from my aging father and missing my chance to take care of him either. Now, as a nurse I treat my clients/residents with so much respect and love and care just like my own parents, my own family. I would like to give all the care I could possibly give especially at the times when their own family is not at their side. I am very happy nursing for people who need it and I care for them with dignity and respect. I want to be part of their lives. I want to touch people's lives. I want them to know that they are not alone no matter if they still remember things or not. I want them to feel that they are being loved and cared for no matter if we came from two different worlds. As a Christian, I know that God has put me to this field. I am working with people who had multiple strokes, Alzheimer's, mentally retarded and some other kinds of illness that disable them to express their needs. I see myself in them when I first got to the US. It is very hard when you need to depend to others. It is hard when you do not have much choice but have others do things for you. It is frustrating to know you can no longer help yourself and do things that you used to do. I know that feeling because I was helpless too 8 years ago. Since I was given the chance to care for people, I make sure that I do my work in a personal way and I take so much pride of everything I do because they too deserves to be love and care the way I wanted to be loved and cared too. I always put myself in their situation, and asked my myself if I am that person how would I like to be cared for?
Kankakee Community CollegeAssociate's in Practical Nursing
Chinese, English, Mandarin, Tagalog
Certified Nursing Assistant
Willing to travel
Comfortable with pets
Available on short notice
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