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Maria Z., Care Companion in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 with 20 years paid experience

Maria Z. Care Companion in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Looking for full-time work as a care companion.

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    CPR certification

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale, FL • 16 miles away | will travel 25 mi)

  • 20 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Home Care Rates $18 per hour
$72 per half day
$144 per full day
$720 per week
$1440 per month

Maria’s Bio

Seeking a position as a Caregiver, utilizing over 25 years of experience working with children and the elderly. Cheerful personality. Am known for my emphasis on safety, positive and assertive leadership, and true concern and compassion for children and the elderly. Certifications in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Macintosh Intro to Computers, and Windows. Bilingual English/Spanish

• Broad knowledge of food preparation and nutrition.
• Substantial understanding of basic concepts of menu planning.
• Good hygiene and infection control skills in health care facilities
• In-depth knowledge of food service in healthcare operations
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Good understanding of the facility's recipes, policies, and procedures.
• Remarkable ability to examine safety precautions.


Teacher Assistant
• Worked with teaching team to ensure the safety of the children.
• Interacted with parents.
• Assisted with toilet duties, meal service, nap time; supervised play time.
• Performed light housekeeping and record keeping.

Dietary Clerk
• Processed all diet orders, new cards & update up to 160 patient records on the computer.
• Made daily rounds to each of the nurses stations and collected all Doctor’s orders, diet slips,
laboratory sheets and midnight census.
• Interviewed patients for food preferences and recorded information; recorded daily patient census.
• Organized tray cards for breakfast Lunch and dinner.
• Informed Dietician of patient problems and follow through in closure
• Made daily rounds for patient selections for food alternatives available.
• Immediately reported all hazardous conditions to Kitchen director.
• Maintained confidential records of all pertinent patient care information and assured patient care rights
were protected.

Teacher Assistant, PRIDE AND JOY LEARNING CENTER, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2014 - 2020
Dietary Clerk, NORTH BROWARD REHABILITATION & NURSING CENTER, Pompano Beach FL 2011 - 2013
Dietary Clerk, NORTH BROWARD REHABILITATION & NURSING CENTER, Pompano Beach FL 1996 - 2009


Age Specific Experience

20 years paid experience with:

  • Under 55 years old
  • 55 to 64 years old
  • 65 to 74 years old
  • 75 to 84 years old
  • Over 85 years old

Experience with providing basic care services:

  • Conversation and companionship
  • Safety supervision
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • Social activities
  • Light housekeeping
  • Exercise/Physical activities
  • Shopping

Experience with providing individualized services:

  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Assistance
  • Medication Management
  • Grooming Guidance
  • Assistance with Pets
  • Meal Planning

Willing to run errands

Willing to provide non-medical transportation (e.g. to appointments, shopping, errands, etc.)

Availability & Job Preferences

Availability Duration

Prefers to provide visiting care

  • Permanent (2 or more years)

Job Duration

  • Willing to consider a full time position
  • Start date is flexible


My availability is valid through 3/16/21

  • Open availability on weekdays (M-F)


Steve W. is a reference for Maria Z. Relationship: Friend
Lorraine B. is a reference for Maria Z. Relationship: Friend
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Maria Z.
Maria Z.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

years experience

Home Care Rates $18 per hour
$72 per half day
$144 per full day
$720 per week
$1440 per month

  • Basic background check

  • CPR certification

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