John B.

$10.00 / hr

My mother had dementia, I provided for all of her care for 7 years. (2006 to 2013) I worked with her doctors, hospital, and skilled nursing. During that time, I came up with different ideas to improve her care. I suggested to the doctor, to use compression stockings to prevent blood clots in her legs. She was unable to walk on her own. As part of her physical therapy, I would pick her up and walk her, from time to time, to prevent clots. I also suggested to her doctor to put her on low levels of oxygen, which helped with her circulation. A few times a month, I would take her out to Starbucks, for coffee and cake. I encouraged family members to talk to her, when they called. Just hearing their voices cheered her up. She passed away on Aug. 1st 2013, at the age of 88. Prior to this, I had worked for an aerospace company, for 30 years, in Quality Control, assembly, stockroom, shipping receiving. ... more

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