Barbara M.

$12.00 / hr

Little Rock, AR

About Barbara

Some years back, my late husband was diagnosed with ALS and I became his primary caregiver. Years later as I decided not to continue working in retail, I became a phlebotomist and realized how much I enjoyed Patient Care, and realized how much compassion I felt for patients and their families and realized how much I enjoyed that kind of work. I transferred to a training program to become a Patient Care Technician. I worked in that capacity for several months. I loved my job but found that I would prefer working in a home setting or somewhere where more individual attention can be paid to patients.Although hospitals provide excellent care, there is usually pressure to spend as little time as possible interacting with patients and their families. Sometimes there is a need for more individual attention and patients may benefit greatly from that attention. I currently work one on one as a caregiver and find greater satisfaction from this than I did when there was so much pressure to spend less time with each patient.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Holiday Shifts

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Patient Care Technician

Aug 2016 - Present
Baptist Health, Little Rock
Assisted Patients with activities of daily living. Assisted with meals, bathing, transfers, linen changes, and dressing, compassionately. I also took vital signs and tested blood sugar levels. I interacted in a cheerful, companionable manner with patients thoroughly enjoying my interaction with them and even returned after work at times to visit.
Aug 2016 - Present

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Jan 1974 - Jan 1979
Little Rock, AR
Jan 1974 - Jan 1979
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