I am careful, safe, organized and coordinated in transporting clients for their needs whether it is for picking up medications, getting them to and from their appointments, filling out forms, helping with their shopping, all personal care service for their daily living for and anytime they want some simple conversation and just not be alone. To give and share with clients, one must be compassionate and patient and have an understanding that those needing care would like for the caregiver to understand their needs. There happens to be an advantage to being a caregiver that can put themselves in the shoes and situation of those with the need. My joy is realized when the needs are filled and the cared for people are grateful and thankful. I want to give the care and experience the joy often. I have experienced this joy with my parents as I cared for them. Currently I am a part-time caregiver for various clients providing them all the assistance they may need. Professional and courteous, always on time.
Administering medication and food through a gastric tube.
Bathing and attending to other personal hygiene and grooming needs.
Food preparation and feeding client, according to strict dietary requirements and procedures
Cleaning and light housekeeping (client's laundry, dishwashing, cleaning spaces used by client and caregivers, cleaning therapy equipment)
Assisting with therapies (cognitive, speech, occupational) and range-of-motion exercises, including manual transfers to and from bed to assist client with weight-bearing and balance exercises.
General companionship and interaction with client (i.e. reading books, cognitive therapies).
Driving client to and from appointments and activities in a client-provided wheelchair accessible van. I have been a Certified Dementia Practitioner since 2014. I have extensive experience with Special Needs and Seniors (since 1987.) I have had been lucky enough to work with the elderly since (1987.) I started assisting people at a job for the State of Michigan as a certified CNA in 1990. Using this certification to work in a group home with 6 Special Needs Seniors for 5 years. I have always worked as a caregiver of some kind. In 1995 I switched gears to work as a live in caregiver for a disabled young lady with Cerebral Palsy. In 1997 I moved to Texas and started working with clients at a Assisted Living facility. I was responsible for preparing meals, ADLS, (personal care), Running errands, Performing light housekeeping, Med Pass, Companionship, Encourage Daily Health & amp; Wellness, Social programs, Bathing, Eating, Bathroom facilities, Dressing, Walking and ROM. I am now a Certified Activity Director & love spending time with Seniors.