Kathleen B.

$15.00 / hr

Tucson, AZ

About Kathleen

My caregiving started with my elderly parents who spent six months a year with me in Tucson. My mother had been diagnosed with dementia. They spent eleven winters with me and the summers near my brothers in Minnesota. Seven years ago a close friend asked me to be with her father while she was at work. He also had dementia and could no longer be at home alone at all. His daughters working schedule was ten to fourteen hour days four days each week. I would go to her home before she left for work. I would administer his medications, fix his meals, shower with him (I was in shorts and a tee shirt) shave and supervise teeth brushing and dressing. Some days I would take him to a day program for a few hours and then bring him to my home until his daughter picked him up when she was done working. As he declined I needed to be with him every minute to keep him from wandering off or going to the bathroom in the proper place, etc. I took care of him for over four years. My most recent care experience was with an elderly couple. I had been referred to their daughter by a mutual friend. Her mother had been diagnosed with dementia and the family wanted to keep their parents in their own home as long as possible. Their Mother had been ill and had lost a great deal of weight. I really needed to concentrate on how to get her to eat. I won by serving healthy, attractive meals and distracting her with conversation while she ate. She gained twenty pounds in two years.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

    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
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Hospice Care
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Skin Disorders
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Caregiver/Companion

    May 2012 - Feb 2014
    Robert Clayton Family
    May 2012 - Feb 2014

    Caregiver/Companion

    Nov 2007 - Apr 2012
    Herbert Frank
    Nov 2007 - Apr 2012

    AZ Institute od Interior Design

    Mar 1998 - Nov 1999
    Mar 1998 - Nov 1999

    Caregiver/Companion/Daughter

    Nov 1970 - Apr 1986
    Schroeder Family
    Nov 1970 - Apr 1986

    University of Minnesota

    Sep 1958 - Jun 1960
    Sep 1958 - Jun 1960

    Washburn High School

    Sep 1952 - Jun 1958
    Sep 1952 - Jun 1958
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