I’m a kindhearted, compassionate, and loving Caregiver that enjoys working with the elderly, dementia residents, and those in need. My goal is to continue my education toward becoming an LPN/RN so I can continue my work in assisted living.
It takes a special person to enter this career field and I feel it is a calling in my life. It’s not a job but a passion! My residents are my family and their care is always my number one priority.
My other passions are web design, learning Spanish, writing poetry and short stories, listening to music, amateur radio, crocheting, gaming, weather, hiking/camping, sports, and fitness.
Take some time to look around my website and learn more about me and the things I love!
Be safe and blessed. ✝️
Vintage Park Assisted Living
Universal Worker, November 2019 – Present
Primary duties include medication management, bathing, grooming, dressing, daily task assistance, activities, housekeeping, meal service, continence, documenting in PointClickCare, and maintenance. Most of my time is spent assisting our residents in Memory Care.
Precision Pulley & Idler
Machinist, August 2018 – September 2021
Duties include reading work orders, setup and safe operation of a saw machine, forklift operation, and measuring parts in accordance with product specification and production schedule.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Communications Specialist, November 2012 – August 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
Duties included providing emergency medical instructions to callers in critical situations, accurately and efficiently dispatching law enforcement, fire personnel, and medical personnel for several departments in Polk County, disseminating and recording 911 calls, and using multiple computer systems to enter and receive sensitive documentation through the Iowa system, NCIC, and more. Additional tasks included using web developer skills to create a live “on-call” website for staff, and assisting with social media interaction with the community served.
B.S. Technical Management, December 2009
Kansas City, Missouri
- Gifted and skilled in providing companionship and care to Memory Care residents
- Skilled in assisting residents with activities to live life to the fullest
- Experienced in checking blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature and other vital signs
- Hands on experience in assisting residents in toileting, bathing, dressing, and maintaining their personal hygiene with dignity
- Ability to accurately administer medications
- Skilled in performing housekeeping, pet care and providing companionship
- Experienced in keeping accurate digital and written resident records
- Team management
- Independent & team player
- Microsoft Office Suite
- iOS & Android
- Data Entry
Certifications & Clearances
- Arizona Certified Caregiver
- Level 1 Arizona Fingerprint Clearance
- Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
- COVID-19 Vaccination (X3 Moderna)
- Arizona Food Handlers Card
I love to write everything from poetry to stories. If you’d like to take a look of some of my work, I have posted them below.
She leans in and kisses his lips
It’s the last time she’ll see him like this.
It’s about how to function in a dating world without completely creeping someone out within the first few days, weeks or even months.
Night rolls in and I’m always awake
I’m ok with the Lord, my soul to take
My comrades and I place explosives around a massive cave and blow it open. There is nothing but darkness in front of our faces as we slowly creep into the cavern. Ten slow steps forward and a fleet of enemy men look at us straight in the face.
As men we have an obligation to work and provide for ourselves and our family. We also have to figure out how to balance our professional life with our personal life, which can be even more complicated if you’re gay.
Gary is a simple yet complicated young man who is only 18 years old with brown hair, brown eyes, a round face and an average build.