susan h.

$20.00 / hr

I am a young 64 years old. Born in New York, raised in Southern California. I was married almost 16 years to the love of my life. I lost him in February of 2012 to cancer. I took care of him through those years until he passed. I understand how overwhelming it can be I have been assisting seniors since 1996. I have experience with Diabetes, Arthritis, Alzheimer's and cancer. Many of my clients have passed. I like to think I made their last years or months happier for them. I am honest and reliable. I am legally licensed to drive. I have passed a fingerprint background check through DOJ & FBI. I am C ertified through LA County IHSS program. Worked withVisiting Angels and Home Instead. The past few years I have been working privately with clients. I have found that I connect with seniors in a unique way. I just be myself, I adapt to their schedules and their ways instead of trying to change things. I love to hear their stories, look at their photos, listen to their music also. I am easy going, always keep an upbeat attitude with my clients. I can take blood pressure, use stethascope, check pulse. Also I have experience with g tubes and j tubes. I have administered insulin to diabetic clients and managed medications for many. Always keep the family advised of any changes in behavior or anything I feel they should know. I don't leave work until I am sure my client is comfortable and has all they need. Long term positions are great, but I also work short term jobs. I have worked with dementia and Alzheimer's disease a lot. I am patient with people. I understand it is difficult to accept help. I try to ensure clients that it is alright, we all need help now and again.I have dependable vehicles both licensed and insured. I enjoy gardening, the beach and having fun with my animals. They keep me busy. I get along with all types of animals. I can tell you that if you hire me, you will not be disappointed. ... more

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Margaret Bentz

Dec 2013 - Dec 2014

Marge has alzheimers and inflammatory bowel disease. I brought her from taking no shower fof monthz to sboweringdaily. She was extremely depressed, never changing clothez. Didn't want to leave her bed. I was able to bring her out of that mode to being happy, laughing and looking wonderful. I kept her busy so her mind would stay alert as possible. I worked 9 months for her. I was let go as family decided to step in to help.

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Jan 2008 - Jan 2013

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Karen Smith

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

I worked for Karen assisting her Father. He was diabetic and also had alzheimer's. I checked his blood sugar, record numbers and gave him his Lantis in mornings and Novolog in evenings if necessary. I made meals for him also. I worked Friday pm through Sunday pm.

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Karen Lampert

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

I worked 5 months assistingKaren' Mother. She has arthritis badly in her knees and also suffers from alzheimer's. She was a joy to be with. I did her laundry, prompted her to shower daily, laid out her clothes to wear. Prompted her to take meds. I made breakfast and lunch for her. It came time that she needed more assistance so the family found a lovely place for her to reside. I miss her to this day.

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Roy Norris

Jan 1999 - Jan 2001

I worked for Roy's parents back in 1999. His Father had cancer and his Mother was diabetic and had dementia. They were a wonderful couple. 'Slim' passed in 2000. I stayed working almost another year, when it became necessary for me to find other employment. Marie has now passed also.

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1976 - 1978