Care Home Caregiver ~ joined our team in 2017
My interest in elderly care started when I was young. At the age of 14, I took care of my great grand parents. At times, when family members needed a caregiver, I volunteered. I was fascinated. It enhanced my compassion.
I graduated from a Secretarial Course at the University of Makati in 1981, then worked as an Administrative billing clerk in a government hospital where my curiosity about the health field increased. I stepped out of my comfort zone to provide a better and hopeful life, for my parents and siblings. In 1987, I received an exciting opportunity to migrate and followed my other half here to Hawaii. I became a Nursing Assistant through UH HCC and worked at a care home, followed by home health and private duties. I adore the elders, it’s a very rewarding job. In 2008, a lucky chance led me to work in a dual diagnosis facility. As a mentor, I dealt with co-occuring disorders. I was also a former foster parent for Family Court and DHS. But the most challenging job that I did was caring for my father, who then underwent dialysis treatment here in Hawaii. To be self-assured, I restudied CNA skills at Island CPR in Kona in February, 2017.
I feel thankful and blessed to be a part of Ms. Karyn Clay’s team. I look forward to coming to work and taking care of the residents who live in her care home. It’s inspiring to me to be around these wonderful folks. Having learned through my experience with people in all walks of life, I’ve been able to make a positive difference through my approach to work.