Years Experience: 12
Type: Live-in and Hourly Caregiver
Languages: English and Spanish
Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Rosario has been a private duty hourly caregiver with us since January 2017. After becoming a CNA, Rosario worked at a care community that specializes in memory care. There, she gained invaluable, hands-on experience with individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. She transitioned to home care in 2011 and joined our team in January 2017. Prior to coming on board, Rosario spent 4 years working one-on-one with a client that had Parkinson’s. Her first assignment with Private Home Care required knowledge of Parkinson’s disease, as well as a skilled, Certified Nurse’s Aide that could provide safe assistance with all activities of daily living. In addition to the aforementioned, the client required medication reminders as well as a special diet to gain weight. From the first day there, it was clear that Rosario was the perfect fit for this client. In addition to following the client’s care plan, Rosario found creative ways to encourage her client to eat. She diligently communicated any relevant notes to her client’s family, his other caregivers, his care manager, and, eventually, his hospice team. Rosario was instrumental in helping keep her client remain happy and safe at home. Just as importantly, the stability Rosario brought to this assignment gave the client’s family much needed peace of mind.
When asked why she is a caregiver, this is what 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.”
Rosario is originally from Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending being with her friends and family and volunteering with her church.
- 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
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.
- 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
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.