I am a retired school teacher with 22 years experience and Class A certifications in all subjects(grades 4 to 8); with 20 plus years teaching science and health. In addition, I have a degree in Radiology Technology with over 20 years of experience in hospitals, managed a medical office and responsible for patient care. I am seeking a position as a caregiver, companion/assistant. I would also be available as a caretaker for a private property. My personal experiences in care giving include: 3 years caring for my mother until her death, 2 years caring for a friend until her death, and 9 months care giving for a friend until her death. My qualifications include: well-educated, medical experience over 20 plus years (classes taken for CNA), good listener, very organized and good at organization, attention to details, knowledge of nutrition and health issues. I have excellent references, sent upon request. I am available for part-time work of approximately 20 hours per week: however I am not able to work week-ends because I have to care for my elderly father. In the case of a job as a property caretaker I would be more available due to this type of postion. Due to my educational and medical experiences, I work very well with others and patient. Beth P.
When my husband and I relocated to Henderson County two years ago, we found ourselves in a very different world from the New York City area where we lived and worked for thirty years. Starting over again was an exciting but stressful endeavor. I looked around me to see where I could fit into my community and decided that my values and experience might make me a good caregiver. I signed up with a local agency in July of 2012 and have been working as a senior caregiver since then. Some of my client duties have been light house cleaning, helping to organize medication schedules, running errands, providing transportation, and light cooking. I have also aided clients with a minimal amount of personal care, such as standing by for showers and helping with dressing and grooming. Some of my clients have had issues with loss of short term memory and early stages of dementia. I feel that I have been instrumental in keeping these people happy, safe and organized despite this handicap. It has been gratifying, providing these services, but the nicest part of my work has been developing trust and affection between my clients and myself. I am also very interested in having a good relationship with clients' family and friends, so that we can behave as a strong social support for these individuals.
Before I began working as a caregiver, I enjoyed a career in New York as a classical ensemble singer with the New York City Opera, a company which, sadly, is no more. There is no large opera co