Tammy P.|Lenoir, NC
5 yrs exp
59 yrs old
Caregiver/ Home Helper
From companionship services to hospice care support and many care needs in between. The tasks of each service might differ however, the goal for all types of care remains the same: To enhance the lives of seniors and their families. Conditions like dementia or arthritis Care services can help meet a variety of care needs related to Alzheimer's disease, dementia, arthritis, Parkinson's, diabetes, depression, and other conditions. I am prepared to provide the highest quality of care the kind of care I would want for my own parents, spouse or grandparents. I understand that deciding to use outside help requires a lot of trust and humility, I am committed to not just capable care, but compassionate care.
Working as a home health aide, you really see a person's day-to-day struggle and develop sincere compassion for what they're going through. If you don't have the heart, you will grow weary. At the end of the day, a home health aide's most important role is to be a helpful companion. Nurse's aides need professional and practical knowledge to carry out their many tasks, whether learned in formal training or at work. They must know how to take patients' temperatures and blood pressure. They must know and practice the best methods of washing, bathing and dressing patients unable to perform these tasks themselves. They need the know-how to move patients safely, without injuring themselves or their patients. . Nurse's aides need good oral and written communication skills. They must be able to communicate patient requests to medical professionals. Similarly, they must tell patients what their physicians and nurses have ordered in a way that encourages cooperation. They must record vital signs and other patient information accurately and relay it verbally to other health professionals. Nursing aides need a compassionate attitude to care for elderly and sick people who are disabled or in pain. . Nurse's aides need patience to perform regular tasks such as bathing or feeding when the person's pain or disability makes the process time-consuming. For example, nurse's aides must feed their patients carefully to prevent choking. They need emotional maturity to do jobs such as carrying bedpans and cleaning up accidents. They must have emotional strength to cope with the death of patients they have come to know and often love.