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Karen M.

Karen M.

$15.00 / hr

Encinitas, CA

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About Karen

Hi, I'm Karen. I am a mature, single woman living in south coastal Carlsbad. I am looking forward to hearing from families that are seeking help. I enjoy helping others, especially elders for whom I have the utmost respect, sympathy and genuinely care about. They are treasure troves of knowledge and full of wonderful life experiences. I meet new and wonderful families and I have become friends with all of my clients. I specialize in working with ambulatory victims of some form or stage of dementia/Alzheimer's or other mental illness. Also, I make a good companion for those who can no longer drive. And since I am an animal lover, I will readily care for any kind of pets as well. Again, I look forward to hearing from you to discuss how my background and experience can assist your loved ones and family. Most sincerely, Karen PS: my availability and rates are flexible.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Weekend Live-In
  • 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

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • French
  • English

Experience & Education

Substitute Teacher

Dec 2016 - Present
Pacific Ridge Schools
Substitute Teacher for a Private College Preparatory school, Grades 7-12 and teaching all subjects.
Dec 2016 - Present

Part time Caregiver

Dec 2019 - Present
Genevieve Thunder, Trustee
Part time Companion, driver, exercise coach, listener for 55 year old male suffering from schizophrenia.
Dec 2019 - Present

Transportation, House and dog sitter

Oct 2019 - Present
Wagner Estate
Driving Cheryl to her appointments, also dog and house sitting. Companion.
Oct 2019 - Present

Home Health Services

Oct 2019 - Feb 2020
The Tekstra Estate
Help prepare home for Bonnie's return from the hospital after surgery. Prepared meals to follow her diet, help manage medications, future appointments both in and out of the home, assistance with Physical Therapy, transportation and companionship. Also took good care of her dog,
Oct 2019 - Feb 2020

Home Health Services

Jun 2017 - Jan 2018
The Knorr Estate
Live in Caregiver for single woman suffering from early onset dementia. Managed ALL facets of her daily life including taking her to various Dr. appointments, buying groceries, preparing food, she enjoyed going out to eat quite often. This person is ambulatory.
Jun 2017 - Jan 2018

Live in Caregiver

Mar 2017 - Jun 2017
The Estate of Billie Cutler
Live in caregiver for an 89 yrs. young ambulatory woman suffering from advanced dementia and OCD. Acted as companion, chauffer, some food preparation, and light housework.
Mar 2017 - Jun 2017

Live in Caregiver

Jul 2016 - Apr 2017
The Estate of Bonnie Tekstra
Live in caregiver for 70 yrs. young woman who suffered a heart attack at home. Involved in coordinating all facets of her quadruple bypass recovery, including meal preparation for her special diet, light housework, transportation, shopping, pet care, and managing her medication and Dr. appointments.
Jul 2016 - Apr 2017

Part time Caregiver

Mar 2010 - Aug 2015
The Otto Estate
Part time caregiver/companion to Hertha who suffered from Alzheimer's. Transportation to Dr. appointments, grocery shopping, social outings, some meal preparation. Eventually, visiting her in hospice.
Mar 2010 - Aug 2015

Hospice Home Care

May 2008 - Sep 2009
Hasse Estate
Assisted in all aspects of Home Hospice care. Managed medications, companion for a woman suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. Lived in the home intermittently.
May 2008 - Sep 2009

Souther Illinois University

Jan 1978 - Jan 1980
Carbondale, IL
Jan 1978 - Jan 1980

Illinois State University

Jan 1976 - Jan 1978
Normal, IL
Jan 1976 - Jan 1978
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