Allyson L.|Binghamton, NY
6 yrs exp
30 yrs old
My mother has been a self-employed senior aid for more than 30 years, and I have intermittently worked alongside her with the individuals she has cared for. My work experience has been mainly involved with caring for geriatric individuals who have physical and/or intellectual disabilities. I have organized, managed, and distributed medication. I have also provided personal care, assistance in meal preparation, transportation, and companionship. I am certified in CPR/AED and First Aid through the Red Cross. I have experience using feeding tubes, oxygen (nasal Cannulas, masks, and Nebulizers). During my time as a volunteer with Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (CAVAC), I provided basic life support (BSL), including the administration of CPR, IV preparation, suctioning of tracheostomy tubes (trachs), and the recording of vitals. I also gained valuable hands on experience through my study abroad practicum in a district hospital in Rwamagana, Rwanda.
I am passionate about serving and caring for others, no matter the age or level of ability. I am a very compassionate person, and I enjoy and find value in listening to what seniors have to say about life.