Rosario has been a caregiver with Private Home Care since January 2017, working as a private duty hourly caregiver. She has extensive experience caring for individuals with dementia and Parkinson's disease. After becoming a CNA, Rosario worked at a long-term care community that specialized in memory care, where she gained valuable hands-on experience working with individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. She then transitioned to home care in 2011 and joined our team in January 2017. Before working with us, Rosario spent four years working one-on-one with a client who had Parkinson's disease. Her first assignment with PHC required a skilled, certified nurse's aide who had knowledge of Parkinson's disease and could provide safe assistance with all activities of daily living, including medication reminders and special dietary needs to help the client gain weight.
When she started working with this client, it was clear that Rosario was the perfect fit. She followed the client's care plan closely and found creative ways to encourage him to eat. Rosario also diligently communicated any relevant notes to the client's family, other caregivers, care manager, and eventually, the hospice team. She was instrumental in helping her client remain happy and safe at home, and the stability she brought to the assignment gave the client's family much-needed peace of mind.
When asked why she is a caregiver, Rosario said,
"I love being a caregiver because I believe in the saying that everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. So, it's important to just be kind. I take this to work with me every day. It is simple, but it is so important to be kind to one another. When we are kind, we find a lot in common with others."
In her spare time, Rosario enjoys spending time with her friends and family and volunteering with her church. She is originally from Mexico and is fluent in Spanish, which has allowed her to connect with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Rosario is passionate about cooking and often prepares meals from scratch for her clients. She takes pride in creating healthy and delicious meals that are tailored to each client's specific dietary needs and preferences. Rosario's culinary skills not only help her clients maintain a healthy diet but also contribute to their overall well-being and enjoyment of life. In addition to cooking, Rosario also enjoys spending time outdoors, going for walks, and soaking up the sunshine. She is an active and energetic person who always looks for ways to stay engaged and involved in her community.
- Assisted Living
- Companionship/Home Management
- Handicapped patients
- Home Health Aide (HHA)
- Home Health Care
- Hospice/End of life care
- Live-in and Hourly Care Experience
- Med Management
- Skilled Nursing
- Have paid caregiving experience or a CNA, PCA, LPN, or RN
- Be age 21 or older
- Pass a comprehensive background check, drug test, and reference check
- Pass PHC’s skills & knowledge assessment
- Have a good driving record and an insured vehicle
- Basic English speaking, reading, and writing skills
- Current TB immunization
Services our Caregivers Provide
Timely cues to take the right medication at the right time.
A conversation, sharing stories, a walk in the park, a cup of coffee in the morning, a bond. Caregivers listen, learn, and are good company.
Assisting with dressing, bathing, and daily hygiene. Our skill-assessed caregivers are ready to help.
Doing laundry or dishes, tidying around the house, taking out the garbage, and many other house chores are a part of our daily duties.
Planning and preparing healthy meals, following an old family recipe, and trips to the grocery store.
Whether it’s to a doctor’s appointment or to a loved one’s home, caregivers can always provide a ride.
We help clients lead an active lifestyle by following an exercise plan or simply encouraging physical activity.
Social Outings & Routine
We help clients live life to the fullest by supporting daily routines and planning indoor and outdoor activities.
Join Private Home Care and be a part of an exceptional team of caregivers.
We highly value and respect our team of professional Caregivers, and that’s why we have higher job satisfaction and lower turnover. When you join PHC, you join a team of professionals that are skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate about serving others and providing the best care.