Joy M.

$10.00 / hr

Moreno Valley, CA

About Joy

I became a Caregiver for my mother after her TIA stroke in 2001. I found it to be very rewarding in our relationship, becoming great friends. I enjoy being able to make a difference in one's daily quality of life and reaffirming their worth and value as an individual. As a Caregiver for a family, I was able to care for their loved one while they went on vacation for 1 week . They said they had such a peace of mind, knowing that I was caring for their mother and didn't have to worry. In my earlier years I was not always dependable, but grew in character as a Caregiver to esteem others and be reliable. As a Caregiver I am able to nurture someone without a condescending demeanor and give a listening ear with compassion and understanding.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

    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
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Hospice Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Caregiver

    Jul 2008 - Dec 2013
    Helping Hands
    Assistance with Showering or bed bathing, toileting, incontinence care, dressing, grooming hair, clean nails, meal preparation, medication reminders, assist with transferring with walker and ambulation, wheelchair assistance, light housekeeping, laundry, interact with client's interest giving companionship through games, reading to client, look at family photo albums or watch their favorite T.V. program, gave respite to family, ddaily documenting client's physical health, eating, falls, or other emergencies.
    Jul 2008 - Dec 2013

    Caregiver

    May 2010 - Mar 2013
    Home Instead Senior Care
    Assistance with showering and bathing, toileting, dressing, meal preparation, medication reminder, laundry, light housekeeping, assist in transferring with walker inside and to go outside, ambulation, respite care, driving to restaurants, coffee shops, grocery and retail stores, interact with clients interest giving companionship by putting puzzles together, reading to them, looking at family photo albums, and go walking with them, daily document client's physical health, behavior, eating, and any emergencies.
    May 2010 - Mar 2013

    Live-in Caregiver

    Jan 2002 - Apr 2010
    Esther Abbey ( my mother )
    Assistance with showering or bed bathing, toileting, incontinence care, dressing, grooming hair, clean nails, meal preparation, medication management, laundry, cleaning house, assist with transferring with walker, ambulation, interact with her interests giving companionship in games with lots of laughing, going to family gatherings, look at family photo albums, go outside and walk by her while she rode her scooter, drove to restaurants, grocery stores and retail stores, Dr. or therapy appointments, went on 2 different vacations, assist in paying bills, doing bank statements and helped organize her files, assistance with transferring into & out of wheelchair, worked with hospice nurse from 2009 to April 2010, daily documented physical health, eating, falls and emergencies
    Jan 2002 - Apr 2010

    Rubidoux High School

    Sep 1967 - Jun 1971
    Sep 1967 - Jun 1971
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