Nicole W.

$22.00 / hr

Fremont, CA

About Nicole

Right off Ill tell you that Ive worked with private family care only. My next position after the passing of my best friend(please see job description) was AWESOME. Caring for two sisters in their late 90's both with Dementia. They loved walking to the park, they even liked the work out equipment at the park. They could actually wear me out there, and of course when we would get home, they'd immediately forget that we'd already gone and want to go back, I knew physically they couldnt, and that's the only thing that saved me, it was funny. Finding humor in any situation is important, and a large part of my personality. Also keeping the atmosphere light, with a charge of calm energy are very important parts of what I bring. Currently I assist with two families, one with dementia the other with aphasia and other underlying issues. Listening is also an important part of what I do as well as picking up cues from not only the patient but from the families of the patients as well. Honestly every day is different, however if the fit between the caregiver, patient and family are right, I become a part of your family and life. I prefer this as opposed to someone who just works for a family. We are going to spend a lot of time together in the most personal ways, not just bathing, shopping, cooking; but stress, tears, happiness and genuine affection. Im interested in these care situations only. My Name again is Nicole, Im 46 years old and Im dedicated to making every day, the best we can make it.

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
  • Short Term
  • Overnight

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

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Hospice

Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Private
My first experience with caretaking began in the hospital. My best friend of 30 years was dying of what started as colen cancer and spread. I left my job and began living in the hospital to just be with her until she was transferred home for hospice. Of course there were nurses as well who could give the pain medication, but everything else was done by her mother or myself. After my best friends passing I knew, I could not use anymore time not feeling beneficial or helpful in some way by pushing paper in an office. Being with other people, caring for other people was what and where I wanted to be.
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015

El Camino College

Jan 2000 - Jan 2002
Torrance, CA
Jan 2000 - Jan 2002

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Marcia W.
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