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Deborah B.

Deborah B.

$15.00 / hr

Newark, AR

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About Deborah

There are many qualities that make up a great care-giver. I am blessed to have many good traits. Many of these qualities come natural for some of us. I believe that empathy and compassion are the foundation for being a good human being. With that, you can't go wrong. With empathy and compassion as your foundation, a person desires to help others, and respect their dignity and independence. To do your best to understand what they are feeling. As a caregiver I have a passion to learn about a person I care for, to learn their likes and dislikes. Respecting what they believe without judgment. I feel it's important to try your best to understand how a person is feeling about all the changes going on in their lives, with their bodies. We are all changing and growing and I find it remarkable to learn from the people I care for, and to be there for all of their needs. I am an advocate for the safety of mankind and animal kind. I am a mother of grown children and I have 2 young grandchildren and my protective nature comes natural. I will be honored to care for people who are in need of my services. I am also a very reliable person, a very loyal person. And a very honest person. I look forward to meeting you.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

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

Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Home Health Aide

Jan 2016 - Jan 2020
Private caregiver
I had the privilege to care for my clients wife for several years. After her passing, my client kept me to care for him. I was able to grow with him as he aged. Respect and dignity is important as one is progressing in age. My client required stand by assistance and I did everything possible to make his daily routines as safe and easy as possible. He was blessed to have wonderful caring adult children that were involved in his life. Many times it's the small little things caregivers do to make the transition to losing independence easier. Such as, cutting food to bite size before hand, so client doesn't become frustrated. Filling the creamers and salt and sugar etc so they do not need to risk falling or frustration having to do tedious actions. On the other hand knowing the importance of having them involved in many activities of daily routines.
Jan 2016 - Jan 2020

Home Health Aide

Jan 2011 - Jan 2011
Senior Helpers
I was a caregiver working for an agency that placed you with different clients for different needs. I was then placed with a family who's wife had Alzheimer's. She and I bonded immediately, and I stayed with her for several years till her passing. I have a special place in my soul for Alzheimer's clients. To keep them safe calls for constant vigilance, to keep them happy and comfortable calls for constant ideas, immediate ideas as to what needs to be done to change their thought process. To know when to and not to interact with them. To be able to incorporate gentleness and firmness and love , kindness while bathing, feeding, grooming and every aspect of daily living. The importance of knowing what is needed as they progress in their illness. It is important for caregiver to stay aware of every movement of an Alzheimer's client, and to respond to them as to keep their dignity. It is important also to educate yourself to learn more about diseases and the impact. A caregiver will know in time how to respond to something before it happens, to know what they may do before they do it.
Jan 2011 - Jan 2011

CNA

Jan 2007 - Jan 2011
Interim Healthcare
As a CNA for this agency I cared for many different clients in their home. I was also sent to Hospitals to work with nurses in emergency and ICU. As a nurses aide you are responsible for vitals, comfort, cleanliness and extra eyes and ears and inform Nurse of any changes. I worked most of my time with clients in their home, from lung cancer to broken leg to elderly needing help with activities of daily living. Med reminder. The best part of my employment is getting to know the clients. You learn about their life, you see how they lived and learn how they feel about issues, you get to know them, they become part of your life and you become part of their life. And in doing so, you become a better care provider. You will have respect In everything you do for them such as bathing, dressing, feeding. Preparing meals, doing their laundry. You learn to do these activities the way they prefer. And sometimes they want to join you in doing some of these activities which makes it even more wonderful caring for them, because you see the importance of being a part of them staying independent, feeling worthy, feeling productive. A big part of Your role is to provide safety, independence and companionship.
Jan 2007 - Jan 2011

CNA

Jan 2002 - Jan 2005
Horizon Health and subacute center
This is where I got my start in caring for the elderly. Duties are to help individuals with activities of daily living, showering, dressing, feeding, providing comfort and safety and independence. To perform the duties while at the same time having them as involved in everything you help them with. To do your best at not letting them feel like they are losing their independence. As CNA your day starts with getting client up and ready for showering, dressing, meals. To keep their day active and safe. Take them to activities, be a part of the activities. Chart the progress of their day. At this facility is where I learned of my passion for Dementia clients. I spent most of my two years in the Alzheimer's unit.
Jan 2002 - Jan 2005

Casa Metropolitan

Jan 2002 - Jan 2002
Fresno, CA
Jan 2002 - Jan 2002

Fresno City College

Jan 1990 - Jan 1993
Fresno, CA
Jan 1990 - Jan 1993

Calaveras High School

Jan 1974 - Jan 1979
San Andreas, CA
Jan 1974 - Jan 1979
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