Shannon K.|Philadelphia, PA
6 yrs exp
26 yrs old
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
Hello, my name is Shannon. I'm currently enrolled at Community College Of Philadelphia for nursing and I also work as a CNA at Aria Health Hospital.
I went to Mercy Vocational High School where I received my CNA license junior year. I started my first job senior year at a skilled nursing home- St Joseph's Villa, where I worked for 4 years.
At the Villa, I worked on the third floor which highly specialized with Alzheimer's/dementia patients, terminally ill patients, hospice patients, lay patients. Some of my duties included: bed baths, showers, mouth care, toileting/changing, occupational/physical therapy, therapeutic activities, etc.
I always assess my residents and see what they are able to do. I encourage them to do whatever ADL's they are able to, which helps keep them mobile and feel a little more independent!
Working at a nursing home for 4 years taught me that patience is key! We have to remember that elderly people where once young and they did not ask for this!