When the Japanese-Filipino telecom company I was working with closed shop in 2003, I delighted in joining my CNA girlfriend doing private caregiving for the elderly. We even had the chance working in tandem, live-in, for a single old Brentwood man. Being able to give tender, loving senior care always gives me a great sense and wonderful feeling of fulfillment. Having worked for five years (Jan 2006-April 2011) giving care to the late Mr. Schleicher, 86, with his wife , in their home in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 is one I can consider a fulfilling feat in my caregiving career. (Family recommendation letter available upon request.) The same thing with my recent one-year (Aug 2013-July 2014) chance of working for the late Mr. Blau, 99, with his good wife, in Bel Air, LA, CA. (Letter of recommendation available upon request.) May 2011-Apr 2013: One of a team of caregivers for the late actor-restaurateur Harry Lewis, 91, at The Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills. Then back in 2004-2005, I took care of HIV-Positive & Stroke Survivor Mr. D. Meyers, 64, in his South LA home. On top ADL, I drove clients to rehabs, gyms and doctors' appointments. And then some more.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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